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  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 11 February 2011

    The nation is seeing an increase in the number of young South Koreans who are applying to join the Navy’s special warfare brigade… (kbs) [mappress] Source:kbs , February 11, 2011;

  • 30 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Republic of Korea Navy on Monday received the first in a series of new Chamsuri II-class (project name PKX-B) patrol boats, the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced. Named ‘PKMR 211’, the new patrol vessel was launched in July 2016 and delivered to the navy by Hanjin Heavy Industries (HHI). The delivery ceremony took place at HHI’s […]

  • 9 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Republic of South Korea Navy has commissioned its sixth FF frigate, named ROKS Gwangju, the country’s arms procurement agency announced. According to a report by the South Korean news agency Yonhap, the new frigate is expected to start patrols in March next year after it completes operational sea trials. ROKS Gwangju is the last of six 2,300-ton […]

  • 3 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries launched the fourth and final Republic of Korea Navy LST-2 tank landing ship on November 2. The 4,500-ton ship was launched at HHI’s Ulsan shipyard with pennant number 689. According to an announcement from the Republic of South Korea Navy, the vessel is named Nojeokbong and will be delivered […]

  • 5 April 2013

    South Korea has dispatched two destroyers to watch both sides of the peninsula for a possible North Korean missile launch, South Korean media report. According to a South Korea Navy official quoted by Yonhap news agency, the destroyers were outfitted with SPY-1 radar which can track hundreds of objects simultaneously from up to 1,000 kilometres […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder, announced today that it launched South Korea’s fifth submarine, ROKS Yun Bong-gil, at its headquarters in Ulsan, South Korea.   The launching ceremony of the Class 214 diesel-electric air independent propulsion (AIP) submarine was attended by Admiral Hwang Ki-chul, the chief of naval operations, Republic […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USS Michigan (SSGN 727), a U.S. Navy guided missile submarine, arrived at Busan, South Korea on April 25. Michigan’s arrival to South Korea was seen as a show of force to North Korea which was celebrating 85 years of the founding of its military. The port visit is also likely to provoke a reaction from North […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering launched a 3,650-ton frigate for the Royal Thai Navy on January 23. The launching ceremony took place at the company’s shipyard on Geoje Island and was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy, Thailand’s ambassador of to the Republic of Korea and the CEO of DSME, among other […]

  • 1 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Republic of Korea Navy has named its seventh Type 214, 1.800-ton attack submarine, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. Hong Beom-do, as the vessel was officially named is the Korean version of the Type 214 submarine developed by the German ship-builder  Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. The submarine is loaded with long-range submarine-to-ground […]

  • 26 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    A Pohang-class corvette transferred to Egypt as a gift from South Korea arrived to the Egyptian naval base Alexandria on Thursday, October 26. The former Republic of Korea Navy corvette was known as ROKS Jinju and was decommissioned by the ROK Navy in December 2016. Once the corvette enters Egyptian naval service it will be […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 November 2011

      A vessel with twenty North Korean refugees was found in the Yellow Sea off South Korea, reports Associated Press on Nov 5. According to the news agency, the vessel was detected several days ago near one of the islands off South Korea’s western coast. The national navy was informed about the vessel found first. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Republic of Korea Navy launched its ninth Son Won-Il-class (Type 214) submarine in a ceremony at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, on September 7. The submarine was named after ‘Shin Dol-Seok’, a Korean general of the Righteous Armies who fought against the Japanese army in the early 20th century. Shin Dol-Seok is the final of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 September 2011
    Authorities, Industry news

      As is expected, Indonesian defense ministry will select preferred tenderer for delivery of new non-nuclear subs for national navy. In 2009 Indonesian defense ministry addressed invitations to French, German, Russian, and Korean shipyards, although the program was annulled then due to lack of financing. Decision to choose a tender winner was postponed for 2011. […]

  • 5 June 2014

    The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) will decommission a Pohang-class corvette (PCC) by year end for donation to the Philippine Navy, yet another sign of the two countries’ growing defense cooperation, according to the Philippine Embassy in Seoul.   Defense Secretary Voltaire T. Gazmin said the warship follows the acceptance by the Armed Forces of the […]

  • 4 June 2014

    A small team of personnel from the Royal UK Navy’s 815 Naval Air Squadron (NAS), based at RNAS Yeovilton, visited South Korea to develop operating and maintenance procedures for the Lynx aircraft that both nations operate.   815 Squadron, which currently operates the Lynx Mk8 aircraft, hold an affiliation with the Republic of Korea Navy’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 December 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has received a 444 billion-won (approx. US$400 million) contract to build a new submarine rescue vessel for the Republic of Korea Navy. The detailed design and construction contract comes 12 months after South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced that the design phase for the 5,200-ton ship had […]