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S. Korea, US, Japan kick off maritime drill to counter NK missiles

South Korea, the United States and Japan on Friday began a three-day naval exercise designed to counter North Korean missiles amid growing indications that Pyongyang is ready to test-fire an intercont...

Updated : 2017.01.20 15:03

S. Korea, US, Japan to conduct drills to tackle NK missiles

South Korea, the United States and Japan on Friday kicked off a naval exercise aimed at countering North Korean missiles amid growing signs that Pyongyang is ready to test-fire an intercontinental bal...

Updated : 2017.01.20 12:08

Korea, Botswana sign agreement to promote military cooperation

South Korea has signed an agreement with Botswana to promote bilateral military cooperation as it strives to expand military ties amid growing North Korean threats, the defense ministry said Wednesday...

Updated : 2017.01.18 10:34

Korea to add 12 maritime choppers by 2022

South Korea will deploy 12 additional maritime choppers by 2022 to better counter growing North Korean submarine threats, the state defense procurement agency said Tuesday. The Defense Acquisition Pr...

Updated : 2017.01.17 17:47

Korea's military remains cautious on cutting service period

South Korea's military sounded a cautious note Tuesday about a leading opposition presidential hopeful's call to shorten compulsory military service significantly.All able-bodied South Korean men must...

Updated : 2017.01.17 16:21

THAAD site acquisition may be delayed for administrative reasons

The military's acquisition of a site from Lotte Group for the deployment of an advanced US missile defense system may be delayed due to administrative reasons involving the retail conglomerate, the de...

Updated : 2017.01.16 13:34

CCTV cameras to take up monitoring at military units

South Korea plans to install unmanned vigilance equipment at major military posts to complement surveillance soldiers in line with an expected reduction in the troop numbers, the state defense acquisition agency said Monday.The military will gradually put up high-definition security camera...

Updated : 2017.01.16 13:29

Korea mulls disclosing defense spending to deflect US' calls for burden sharing

South Korea is considering a move to disclose how much it spends on national defense to deflect calls by the incoming US administration for greater security burden sharing, sources here said Sunday.Th...

Updated : 2017.01.15 14:54

US top seller of weapons to Korea in past decade

The United States sold more than 36 trillion won ($30.58 billion) worth of weapons to South Korea over the past decade, government data showed Sunday, the latest sign underscoring Seoul's heavy relian...

Updated : 2017.01.15 09:23

[Graphic News] Military strength of the two Koreas

  

Updated : 2017.01.12 17:46

Korea says Japanese planes breached KADIZ over 400 times last year

Defense Minister Han Min-koo (left) receives a briefing on the KADIZ breaches (Yonhap)Japanese military planes entered South Korea's Air Defense Identification Zone hundreds of times last year, mainly...

Updated : 2017.01.12 17:15

North Korea has 50kg of weapons-grade plutonium: Seoul's defense white paper

South Korea said Wednesday the North has made "considerable" progress in nuclear capabilities recently, citing the increased amount of its fissile material and improved warhead miniaturization technology. In its 2016 defense white paper, the Ministry of National Defense estimated that Nor...

Updated : 2017.01.11 11:12

[Newsmaker] THAAD tension brews after China sends planes to Korea's air zone

Tension between South Korea and China flared up Tuesday after Beijing‘s fighter jets entered South Korea’s air defense zone without prior notice, amid protests from China over a US anti-missile syst...

Updated : 2017.01.10 16:09

Chinese military planes enter Korean air defense zone: source

Around 10 Chinese military planes entered the Korean air defense identification zone for hours on Monday, prompting South Korea to launch a sortie of fighter jets, a government source said. The Chinese planes flew into the KADIZ near Ieodo, a submerged rock located off the southern coast ...

Updated : 2017.01.10 09:13

Two dozen Apache helicopters to be deployed in Korea this month

The US Forces Korea announced Monday it will deploy two dozen Apache helicopters to South Korea starting from this month, a move seen as to bolster the alliance’s defense capability amid the growing ...

Updated : 2017.01.09 16:19