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Korea's Coast Guard stations 5,000-ton patrol ship south of Jeju

Korea's Coast Guard stationed its largest patrol vessel off Jeju Island to better guard its territorial waters and deal with illegal fishing activities, the Ministry of Public Safety and Security said...

Updated : 2016.06.22 15:59

Korean Army eyeing to launch committee to chart its future

The Army will soon launch a committee tasked with drawing up a master plan to proactively deal with future security risks, the Army chief of staff said Tuesday.South Korean senior military leaders hav...

Updated : 2016.06.21 11:56

Korean military willing to provide security forces to USFK amid IS warnings

South Korea's military is willing to provide security forces to the United States' military units in the country to fend off potential terrorist attacks by the militant Islamic State, which threatened to launch attacks against American installations here, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Mon...

Updated : 2016.06.20 15:22

Korean Army expected to become multicultural starting 2025

An increasing number of conscripts from a mixed-race family background is expected to make the Army multicultural starting in 2025, a government official said Monday.According to the official, the Defense Ministry has forecast that the number of men from multicultural families to be enlist...

Updated : 2016.06.20 15:16

Korea, Israel agree to jointly develop amphibious drone

South Korea and Israel have agreed to jointly develop an amphibious drone as part of their cooperation in financing research and development projects, the trade ministry here said Monday.The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, and the Israeli Ministry of Economy held a meeting on indus...

Updated : 2016.06.20 13:41

PM vows to bolster security following IS threat

Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn said Monday the government will beef up its security measures to tackle any potential terrorist threats, especially amid concerns that the Islamic State may be targeting S...

Updated : 2016.06.20 13:12

Int'l gathering kicks off in Korea to discuss nonproliferation

An international gathering of nuclear experts and government officials kicked off in South Korea on Monday, providing related parties an opportunity to discuss how to better control the exports of materials and parts that can be used to develop nuclear weapons, the foreign ministry said.Th...

Updated : 2016.06.20 10:55

Korea, other Asian countries to crack down on cybercrimes

South Korea and other Asian countries have agreed to launch a joint crackdown on cybercrimes, Seoul's police agency said Sunday, amid growing concerns over transnational cybersecurity challenges.The Korean National Police Agency said that the countries, led by Interpol, or the Internationa...

Updated : 2016.06.19 16:02

IS targets U.S. military installations here, S. Korean citizens

The Islamic State jihadist group has designated U.S. Air Force installations here and South Korean citizens as targets for attacks, Seoul's state spy agency said Sunday.In a press release, the Nationa...

Updated : 2016.06.19 14:37

KAI, Airbus to co-develop naval chopper

Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd., South Korea's sole aircraft maker, said Friday it will join forces with Europe's Airbus Helicopters to develop its Surion chopper to carry out maritime operations.A senior official at Airbus Helicopters told reporters in Paris that the two companies plan to...

Updated : 2016.06.17 13:36

Seoul, Paris to consider additional sanctions on N.K.

South Korea and France held a defense ministerial meeting Wednesday during which they agreed to jointly consider additional sanctions against North Korea, while boosting military and defense industry ...

Updated : 2016.06.16 16:45

'DAPA's 'inappropriate decision' in jet deal cost $90m: BAI

Korea’s Board of Audit and Inspection said Thursday that the defense acquisition body’s “inappropriate decision” during the upgrade project of KF-16 fighter jets resulted in a delay of four years ...

Updated : 2016.06.16 16:44

Navy kicks off exercise to defend western sea border

The South Korean Navy on Thursday kicked off a three-day maritime exercise to defend the western sea border from possible North Korean provocations, the military said.The exercise will be conducted in a bid to deter North Korean patrol vessels from crossing the western maritime border, wid...

Updated : 2016.06.16 11:16

Senate defense budget bill fails to include amendment calling for THAAD deployment in S. Korea

The recently approved Senate defense budget bill for next year has failed to include a proposed amendment calling for deployment of the U.S. THAAD missile defense system in South Korea, a congressional source said Wednesday.The Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fisca...

Updated : 2016.06.16 09:16

THAAD was not issue during S. Korea-Russia talks: official

The top diplomats of South Korea and Russia barely discussed the controversial issue of deploying an advanced U.S. missile defense system on Korean soil during their talks earlier this week, a Seoul official said.The senior official told South Korean reporters during a luncheon in St. Pete...

Updated : 2016.06.16 09:12