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  • 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 […]

  • 13 December 2018

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received a KRW 633.5 billion (USD 562.9 million) order to build two frigates for the country’s navy.  On December 12, 2018, the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) awarded the contract to HHI. The ships will be the seventh and eight units within the Republic of Korean […]

  • 22 February 2016

    The U.S. Navy representative in South Korea officially opened its headquarters in Busan, Korea on February 19. Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and thereby marked the start of what the U.S. Navy called “a new era of U.S. and Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) alliance”. The ceremony, attended by […]

  • 3 November 2015

    Two ships of the South Korean Navy, ROKS Dae Cheong and ROKS Kang Gam Chan, conducted a port visit to Rotterdam, the Netherlands on Oct 31. The ships were open to public during the weekend and everyone could board the ships for a tour. The 134 meter long supply ship Dae Cheong and the 150 […]

  • 18 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Ships of the South Korean Navy’s training cruise unit called at Vladivostok on Sept 16… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, September 18, 2012

  • 10 December 2019

    South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has signed a contract with local shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) for the construction of four high-speed hovercraft landing ships (LSF-II) for the Republic of Korea Navy. The contract is valued at KRW 310 billion (USD 260.1 million). The 90-ton air cushion vehicle newbuilds will be […]

  • 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 January 2014
    Industry news

    Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction has delivered a new indigenously-built destroyer, the 13th of the PKG-class (guided-missile patrol killer), to the South Korean Navy, the Yonhap News reports.   The Defense Acquisition Program Administration said that the 450-ton destroyer will join the South Korean Navy missions after two months of deployment. The destroyer can reach […]

  • 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;

  • 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 […]

  • 12 August 2011

    The South Korean navy has rescued a group of North Koreans after two fishing boats were found sinking near the disputed Yellow Sea border, a… (google) [mappress] Source: google, August 12, 2011;

  • 15 August 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

      South Korean Navy’s fourth 1,800-ton, 214-type submarine Kim Jwa-jin, named after the famous general, was launched on Tuesday at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in Geoje Island, Xinhua informs. The launching ceremony was attended by the country’s President Park Geun-hye, Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin and other senior defence dignitaries. The diesel-powered submarine, features a […]

  • 4 August 2016

    Republic of Korea’s top naval officer met with senior military leaders in San Diego August 2 to discuss maritime security issues and strengthen the relationship between the navies. During his first stop of a weeklong trip to the U.S., the Chief of Naval Operations for the Republic of Korea, Admiral Jung Ho-Sub, visited with Vice Admiral […]

  • 13 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    An anticipated maritime exercise between the US and Republic of Korea Navy is bound for kick off in three days in the East and West Sea. Dubbed Maritime Counter Special Operations exercise (MCSOFEX), the drill will start on October 16 and run through October 26. US Navy units taking in the exercise will be led by […]

  • 16 February 2016

    Operation Atalanta flagship, ITS Carabiniere, and South Korean warship, ROKS Choi Young, met in the Indian Ocean on February 10, 2016. After being welcomed on board ROKS Choi Young, Operation Atalanta’s Force Commander, Rear Admiral Barbieri, was given a tour by the Task Group Commander, Captain An, Sang Min. At the same time, a South […]

  • 3 October 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Survitec Group Limited (Survitec), world-wide manufacturers and distributors for the marine, defence and aerospace survival technology industries, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by The South Korean Navy to provide submarine escape equipment for its next fleet of submarines. The multi million Euro contract has been awarded jointly by HDW and Marine […]

  • 15 June 2011
    Training & Education

      The Indonesian and South Korean navies have agreed to cooperate in handling piracy and a variety of other crimes at sea, mindful of the two… By Suryanto (antaranews) [mappress] Source: antaranews, June 15, 2011;

  • 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, […]

  • 31 December 2013
    Industry news

    The Korean Navy has placed an order with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for construction of an Incheon Class frigate worth USD 305.8 million. As stipulated by the contract, DSME is obliged to construct and deliver the frigate to the South Korean Navy by 2017. With introduction of the Incheon class frigates South Korean […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A South Korean Navy ship already patrolling the Horn of Africa as part of an EU-led task force was sent to participate in an international anti-piracy drill that took place in the Gulf of Aden. The Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin-class destroyer ROKS Choe Yeong joined U.S., Japanese and Royal Navy warships in exercises that took place on April 20. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 February 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Future USS Coronado Leaves Austal Shipyard he US Navy’s newest littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Coronado, left the Austal USA Shipyard and headed to her commissioning site in Coronado, Calif.   LCS Program Manager, Capt. Tom Anderson, said that it was exciting to see the ship exiting the new construction yard en route […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    South Korea has completed the design phase of a new 5,200-ton submarine rescue ship, the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on December 15. The project of developing a new submarine rescue ship, dubbed ASR-II, was initiated in November 2015 together with South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). The South Korean Navy […]

  • 20 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and ships assigned to its carrier strike group joined South Korean Navy ships for extensive maritime exercises on Sunday. According to South Korean news agency Yonhap, some 60 ships and submarines are taking part in the drill. The exercises will consist of a routine bilateral training, subject matter expert exchanges, anti-submarine and […]

  • 4 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The South Korean Navy destroyer ROKS Choi Young has finished a joint exercise with the Ukrainian Navy frigate Hetman Sahaydachnyi in the Gulf of Aden.   This was the first time in the history of the Ukrainian Navy to conduct an exercise with the South Korean Navy. The primary goal of the exercise was to […]

  • 17 January 2014
    Training & Education

    Commander of South Korean Expeditionary Task Group, Captain Sung-Mok Choi, paid a visit to Commander of Combined Task Force 508, Rear Admiral Eugenio Diaz del Rio, aboard the Spanish Naval Vessel, ESPS Alvaro De Bazan, in the Gulf of Aden on 11 January 2014.   The South Korean Navy staff arrived onboard the ship by […]