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  • 23 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two South Korean Navy ships arrived in New York on November 22. According to Yonhap News, the ships will spend four days in the Manhattan Cruise Terminal and then depart for Colombia on Wednesday. The 630 Korean sailors arrived on board the 134 meters long supply ship ROKS Dae Cheong and the 150-meter destroyer ROKS […]

  • 27 December 2018

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has received a contract for the renovation and repair of three KDX-I class destroyers. The shipbuilder also unveiled a contract for the construction of one LNG carrier for an unnamed Oceania company. The total value of the contracts is about USD 230 million, according to DSME. […]

  • 27 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The U.S. and Republic of Korea navies completed a successful mine countermeasures exercise Oct. 24, in waters south of the Korean peninsula. The annual Clear Horizon exercise ran Oct. 20-24 and was designed to increase interoperability in mine countermeasures operations between the U.S. and Republic of Korea navies. Capt. Mike Dowling, commander, Mine Countermeasures Squadron […]

  • 28 June 2019

    The Kuwait Naval Forces handed over command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 to the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy after conducting a change of command ceremony at CMF Headquarters in Bahrain on June 20. Kuwait Naval Forces took over command of CTF 151 in February of this year and during […]

  • 17 March 2020

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has secured a KRW 400 billion (about USD 325 million) deal to construct one frigate for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN). HHI signed the contract for the design and construction of the vessel with the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) on March 16, 2020. As informed, […]

  • 28 July 2016
    Training & Education

    Oceanographer of the Navy and Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet signed an amendment extending a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Republic of Korea navy (ROKN), July 25, shortly following a meeting with ROKN CNO Adm. Jung, Ho-sub. The agreement allows for the U.S. Navy to continue cooperating with the […]

  • 9 January 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy) has decommissioned two multipurpose guided missile frigates and one general purpose corvette. The ships in question are the Ulsan-class frigates Masan (FF-955) and Kyeongbuk (FF-956) as well as the Pohang-class corvette Suncheon (PCC-767). All three vessels were retired in a decommissioning ceremony held on December 24, 2019, the […]

  • 4 April 2017
    Training & Education

    U.S. mine countermeasures, surface and expeditionary assets and counterparts from the Republic of Korea navy wrapped up the mine countermeasures portion of the bilateral exercise Foal Eagle March 29. Foal Eagle is a series of joint and combined field training exercises conducted by Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea components (ground, air, naval, and […]

  • 3 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    SEASNavy engineering control system (ECS) has been delivered to the Republic of Korea Navy’s (RoKN) first of eight Daegu-class frigates (FFX-II), Fincantieri said.  The ECS — a suite of software subsystems for the integrated platform management — has been delivered by Seastema, a Fincantieri company specialized in integrated automation and control systems, in partnership with the Korean […]

  • 22 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Thales has joined forces with the South Korean defense contractor LiG Nex1 to overhaul Goalkeeper close-in weapon systems on board the KDX-I class vessels of the Republic of Korea Navy. Thales noted that the overhaul would be carried out by Thales in close cooperation with DMI (the Naval Maintenance organisation of the Netherlands Ministry of Defence) and […]

  • 30 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyers, USS Decatur (DDG 73) and USS Momsen (DDG 92) conducted bilateral exercises with the Republic of Korea Navy in the waters around the Korean Peninsula, May 20-22 and 25. Over the course of several days, the two countries performed various evolutions, such as anti-submarine warfare, maneuvering drills, and gunnery exercises. One […]

  • 3 May 2016

    Republic of Singapore Navy Rear Admiral Ken Cheong, Commander of the Combined Task Force 151 (CCTF 151), recently visited two Republic of Korea ships while they were anchored at Mina Zayed Port, Abu Dhabi. Rear Admiral Cheong made his first Key Leadership Engagement (KLE) visit to the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) ships Choe Yeong and […]

  • 4 January 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The South Korean Navy has received its first naval training ship from shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC). This was announced by the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) on December 29. Hanjin began construction of the 45-meter catamaran vessel in July 2015. The company received another contract in 2017 to construct a second […]

  • 15 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has launched the third Daegu-class frigate for the Republic of Korea Navy. The future ROKS Seoul was launched on November 11 and is scheduled for delivery in early 2021. In addition to being the third ship in its class and the fourth ROK Navy ship to bear the […]

  • 2 March 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    GE’s Power Conversion business and Hanwha Aerospace have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) whereby the parties will work together to bring electric propulsion solutions for the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy’s new, six-ship KDDX destroyer program. As explained, the MOU creates Hanwha Aerospace as a single customer to support the ROK Navy with a […]

  • 25 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, April 24 as part of a regularly scheduled port visit.   The U.S. ship, with a crew of approximately 300 Sailors, is homeported in San Diego, Calif. and is currently on a routine deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Thai, Republic of Korea and U.S. Navy sailors swapped places on their respective ships during the amphibious component of the multi-national exercise Cobra Gold, February 12. Service members from USS Ashland, Korea’s amphibious landing ship Cheon Wang Bong (LST 686) and Thailand’s landing platform dock HTMS Angthong (LPD 791), welcomed visitors aboard their ships. This […]

  • 24 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the US, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Republic of Korea Navy have kicked off a trilateral link exercise (LINKEX) in seas east of the Korean peninsula and waters near Japan. Taking place between October 24 and 25, Linkex is aimed at promoting communications, interoperability and partnership in the region. This exercise, like a number […]

  • 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 November 2014

    U.S. Commander, Submarine Group (COMSUBGRU) 7 conducted bilateral talks with the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) Nov. 24-26 at Chinhae, Republic of Korea (ROK). The 40th Submarine Warfare Committee Meeting (SWCM) brought together representatives from the U.S. and ROK navies. SWCM is a semi-annual flag conference between COMSUBGRU 7 and commander, Submarine Flotilla (COMSUBFLOT) 9. […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Republic of Korea Navy has received the first of eight Daegu-class (FFX II) frigates, ROKS Daegu (FFG-818), South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on Thursday. Daegu is expected to become operational in the second half of 2018. The frigate was built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) and launched at DSME’s […]

  • 3 March 2017

    Republic of Korea Navy destroyer Choi Young officially joined operation Atalanta welcoming aboard the operation’s Force Commander, Rear Admiral Rafael Fernández-Pintado Muñoz-Rojas during a joint counter-piracy patrol off the coast of Somalia. The Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin-class destroyer joined EU NAVFOR warships in the fight to prevent acts of piracy off the coast of Somalia. The contribution […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) completed participation in exercise Clear Horizon, Oct 24. Clear Horizon is an annual exercise that ran Oct. 20-24 and is designed to increase interoperability in mine countermeasures operations between the U.S. and Republic of Korea navies. Chief began the exercise by laying training shapes, a non-hazardous […]

  • 17 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, and Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea, joined the Republic of Korea Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Choi Yoon-Hee in commemorating the 63rd anniversary of the Inchon amphibious landing, Sept 15. The Inchon landing commemorative events included a wreath laying ceremony, naval demonstration, […]

  • 13 October 2011
    Equipment & technology

    Schilling Robotics, LLC, experts in subsea systems, announced the order for two (2) 150hp, 3,000m rated HD™ ROV systems from GMB USA, Inc. for delivery to the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy. One system will be delivered for their Amphibious Submarine Rescue vessel and the second for their Auxiliary Towing Salvage vessel. This order adds […]

  • 22 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Republic of Korea Navy received its fourth and final Cheon Wang Bong-class tank landing ship LST-2 on November 21, the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced. The vessel is named ROKS No Jeok Bong (pennant number 689) and is the third to be delivered by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries. The lead ship in […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) hosted military representatives from the Republic of Korea and members of the United Nations Command (UNC) member states for a series of talks on maritime mine countermeasures Oct. 27-30. The staff talks brought together a dynamic group of mine-warfare experts from nine UNC member state nations, along with experts […]

  • 11 April 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Raytheon Company  delivered the first Phalanx Close-In Weapon System to the Republic of Korea Navy for batch one of the new Ulsan-1 class FFX ship program. The direct commercial sale calls for the Phalanx Block 1B system to be installed on the lead ship of the 2,300-ton frigate class this year; it represents Phalanx’s […]

  • 14 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    South Korea’s first 3,000-ton submarine was launched today at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) Okpo Shipyard. Named Dosan Ahn Chang-ho (KSS-III), the newbuilding is the first mid-class submarine designed and built independently in Korea, the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said in a statement. Dosan Ahn Chang-ho (SS-083) is a new strategic weapons […]