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  • 18 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A US aircraft carrier is scheduled to join Republic of Korea Navy ships for a set of naval exercises in October this year. According to a South Korean defense ministry report, cited by Xinhuanet, US Navy’s forward-deployed carrier USS Ronald Reagan is set to sail to the Korean peninsula for the joint naval exercise. The […]

  • 5 August 2011
    Training & Education

    Patrol ship of South Korea’s National Maritime Police Agency (hull number 5001) will pay a visit to Vladivostok on Aug 9, reports RIA Deita referring to press group of Russian FSB Frontier Service, Primorsky Krai branch. The delegation will be headed by Superintendent General Lee Won Il (Korea National Maritime Police Agency). On the way […]

  • 23 April 2017

    A U.S. Navy pilot flying from the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier crashed while attempting to land during routine flight operations in the Celebs Sea. The pilot ejected and was quickly recovered by an embarked helicopter. The navy said the incident, which took place April 21, was under investigation, adding that the crash occurred as the […]

  • 26 October 2011
    Industry news

    Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been selected by the South Korean Coast Guard to supply Azimuth thrusters for a new fleet of 15 tugs. The contract, worth around £12 million, will involve the supply of Rolls-Royce Azimuth thrusters (two per vessel) as the prime propulsion and steering system on these powerful vessels, which […]

  • 16 March 2012

    South Korean military warns about the need to increase vigilance and preparedness for adequate response to potential North Korea’s military provocations at sea. South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff ordered national navy to be ready for immediate and powerful all-arms retaliation for North Korean Navy’s provocations. South Korean military concerns that DPRK naval forces will […]

  • 17 April 2014

    The U.S. Department of Defense and Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministry of National Defense held the 5th Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue (KIDD) on April 15-16 in Washington, D.C. Over the course of the two-day meeting, ROK Deputy Minister for Defense Policy Yoo, Jeh Seung, met with the U.S. Chief of Staff to the Secretary of […]

  • 2 November 2016

    A South Korean Cast Guard crew fired the ship’s M60 machine gun at a Chinese fishing vessel which was attempting to flee as it was caught fishing illegally in the South Korean exclusive economic zone. As reported by the South Korean news agency Yonhap, two Chinese fishing vessels were caught in illegal activities off the western […]

  • 3 October 2013

    The United States and South Korea have agreed to establish “a bilateral strategy for tailored deterrence against … North Korean nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction,” U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea yesterday. The tailored deterrence agreement will create a strategic, policy-level framework within the […]

  • 28 March 2011

      A year after an explosion ripped apart the 1,200-ton Cheonan warship, killing 46 sailors and horrifying Seoul and its allies, the sinking st… (sudanvisiondaily) [mappress] Source: sudanvisiondaily,March 28, 2011; A year after an explosion ripped apart the 1,200-ton Cheonan warship, killing 46 sailors and horrifying Seoul and its allies, the sinking still enrages and […]

  • 22 April 2016
    Training & Education

    U.S. Navy and Republic of Korea navy diving and salvage experts wrapped up two weeks of advanced training during Salvage Exercise (SALVEX) Korea 2016, April 21. Building on 30 years of partnership since SALVEX Korea began in 1985, U.S. and ROK navy personnel conducted a series of advanced combined salvage operations, both in port and […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have expressed condolences to the families of the victims of Korean ferry which sank off the coast of South Korea on April 16th.   In a White House statement, the president also said he’s directed the U.S. military “to provide any and all assistance requested by […]

  • 22 April 2014

    With concurrence from South Korean commanders, the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is departing waters around Jindo, South Korea April 22 after assisting with search and rescue operations near the site of the Korean passenger ferry Sewol.   The completion of Bonhomme Richard’s search and rescue mission comes after South […]

  • 8 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has launched the eighth of nine KSS-II submarines the South Korean Navy will eventually operate. Named after the South Korean independence fighter Lee Beom-seok, the submarine was unveiled on Tuesday at DSME’s shipyard in Geojedo, south of Seoul. Once the South Korean attack submarine program is complete, […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has launched the nation’s first FF-II guided-missile frigate at its Geoje shipyard. The ship was named Daegu and received pennant number 818 during a ceremony held June 2. Displacing 2800 tonnes, the new frigate measures 122 meters in length and can reach speeds of 30 knots, DSME […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In response to recent North Korean provocations, the U.S. and Republic of Korea navies (ROKN) joined forces to stage a naval drill East of the Korean Peninsula and send the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “a strong message of unified resolve against continuing acts of aggression”. On September 26, U.S. Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG […]

  • 12 October 2016

    South Korea has said it would shoot at vessels fishing illegally in the South Korean exclusive economic zone following an incident in which Chinese fishing vessels sank a South Korean fast patrol boat while fleeing the scene after being caught in South Korean waters. According to the South Korea Coast Guard, two large fishing ships (over […]

  • 16 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Joint Russian-North Korean military exercise may be held in 2012, said Lt. Col. Igor Muginov, press secretary of Eastern Military District Commander on Monday. According to him, prospects of holding joint Russian-North Korean humanitarian exercise in 2012 were discussed by Eastern Military District Commander Admiral Konstantin Sidenko and representatives of Korean People’s Army at […]

  • 13 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    In an effort to modernize its naval fleet, the South Korean Navy has launched a new guided missile frigate named Gwangju. This is the sixth in a series of 20 vessels ordered by the Navy to be delivered by 2020. The new frigates are expected to replace the country’s old frigates and corvettes. Gwangju will […]

  • 16 August 2016

    Latest information about an explosion that took place Tuesday at a naval base in the south east of South Korea says three South Korean soldiers were killed while another was injured, AAP reports. According to South Korean officials, the accidental explosion took place during repair works on a submarine. The explosion occurred when soldiers opened the hatch of […]

  • 23 November 2011
    Training & Education

    In this week South Korean armed forces are about to conduct large-scale naval maneuvers in the Yellow Sea next to the North Korea’s border, reported the national Joint Chiefs of Staff on Nov 22. The exercise will be associated with events happened one year ago when DPRK coastal artillery cannonaded boundary Yeonpueong Island and caused […]

  • 31 August 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

      Delegation of Russia’s Eastern Military District visited North Korea to talk on possible joint search-and-rescue and humanitarian exercises, reported Lt Col Igor Murginov, press secretary of Eastern Military District Commander on Aug 30. “Also, the parties conducted consultations on resumption and further development of military and naval cooperation between the two countries, including exchange […]

  • 27 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) launched its second minelayer MLS-II Nampo for the Korean Navy. The MLS-II Nampo is both HHI and Korea’s second minelayer following MLS-560 Wonsan that was delivered in 1997 and are currently in operation. The MLS-II Nampo which can carry 120 crew measures 114 m in length, 17 m in width and […]

  • 16 September 2015

    South Korean navy has sent one of its Aegis-equipped destroyers to detect a possible long-range rocket launch from North Korea. According to Yonhap, government sources have confirmed that the ship has been given the task of detecting an indicated rocket launch from North Korea. North Korea might fire a rocket in the next weeks to mark the 70th […]

  • 23 August 2011

      Commander of Russia’s Eastern Military District Konstantin Sidenko left for North Korea (DPRK) on Aug 22 to discuss development of military and naval cooperation with local military authorities, said a spokesman for Russian defense ministry. “The visit program includes meetings with North Korea’s military officials and consultations related to resumption and further development of […]

  • 18 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced that South Korea Navy frigates will soon be able to strike land targets with the development of a new ship-to-ground missile. The successfully tested missile is the result of seven years of work undertaken by the country’s Agency for Defense Development. According to South Korean Yonhap News, the missile will […]

  • 5 February 2013
    Training & Education

    South Korean and American troops began naval exercises on Monday off the east coast of the Korean peninsula,  according to The drills come after North Korea said it was planning to carry out its third test of a nuclear device, thus rising nuclear tensions within the region. The North Korea has criticised the drills […]

  • 7 August 2014

    South Korea’s ROKS Munmu the Great (DDH-976) destroyer is on its way to Libya to evacuate South Korean nationals as the security situation in the country gets worse.   The Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin-class destroyer, which was participating in a Gulf of Aden military mission, was sent after the Government issued a call for South Koreans last week to evacuate […]

  • 7 February 2011

    A fishing boat carrying 31 North Koreans has been seized by the South Korean navy after it drifted across a disputed sea border near the sce… [mappress] Source: telegraph , February 7, 2011;

  • 7 December 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    French defense technology company ECA Group has received a contract to deliver a steering console for the third South Korean KSS-III submarine which is to be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries. ECA Group also has a contract for the delivery of steering consoles for the first two submarines in the class under construction at South […]