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Navy grounds Lynx choppers after crash

The South Korean Navy on Tuesday said they had suspended operations of all 20 Lynx multipurpose military helicopters, a day after one of them crashed into the East Sea.According to the Navy, the helic...

Updated : 2016.09.27 16:58

Helicopter crashes into East Sea in military drill

A South Korean Navy helicopter crashed into the East Sea during a joint maritime drill between South Korea and the United States, the Navy said Monday.The Linx helicopter crashed into the East Sea at around 9:05 p.m., and a search is currently under way, the Navy said. Three soldiers were...

Updated : 2016.09.27 09:18

US B-1B bomber returns to Guam after staying in Korea

A B-1B strategic bomber returned to its base in Guam on Sunday after a short stay in South Korea that aimed to warn North Korea against any further provocations, military officials said Monday."The B-1B Lancer returned to Andersen Air Base last night after remaining at Osan Air Base since ...

Updated : 2016.09.26 14:11

Lawmakers question capability of military equipment

South Korean lawmakers on Sunday raised concerns over the proficiency of the country’s aged computerized command and control system as well as guided missile systems that showed poor accuracy in test...

Updated : 2016.09.25 16:48

B-1B Lancer bombers opened to public in Korea

B-1B Lancer bombers that landed in South Korea earlier this week were revealed to the public Saturday, following the North's threat that its nuclear warheads will turn Seoul into ashes. The 7th Air Fo...

Updated : 2016.09.25 08:53

Park meets with IMO chief

President Park Geun-hye on Friday met with Lim Ki-tack, the South Korean chief of a UN maritime body, to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation on an array of issues, including North Korea's provocations that destabilize maritime security.During her meeting with Lim, the secretar...

Updated : 2016.09.23 13:49

Nearly 60% of Koreans support nuclear armament: poll

Nearly 60 percent of South Koreans support the country's development of its own nuclear weapons, a poll showed Friday, amid the rising calls among hawkish lawmakers for Seoul to consider the aggressive option to curb Pyongyang's provocations.According to the data compiled by pollster Gallu...

Updated : 2016.09.23 13:47

Korea to redesign parts in its Surion helicopter for export

South Korea will redesign the parts of its Surion helicopter which recently failed to pass an extreme climate performance that would allow it to be sold to more customers around the world, the military and manufacturer said Friday.In a months-long test conducted in the United States, the S...

Updated : 2016.09.23 13:46

White House: US does not discuss preemptive strike plans in advance

The United States does not discuss any preemptive strike plans in advance, the White House said Thursday in response to a question whether President Barack Obama has any airstrike plans against the North."Just in general, not specifically to North Korea, as an operational matter we're not ...

Updated : 2016.09.23 09:38

Strategic bombers made closest-ever flight to N. Korea: U.S. military

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B strategic bombers this week made the closest-ever flight to North Korea to warn the communist country against any further provocations, the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) said Thursday.North Korea conducted its fifth underground nuclear test on Sept. 9, despite inte...

Updated : 2016.09.22 21:08

Aging army choppers pose safety hazards: lawmaker

More than half of the helicopters operated by the South Korean Army are over 30 years old, an opposition lawmaker said Thursday, raising concerns about soldiers’ safety.According to Rep. Kim Jong-dae...

Updated : 2016.09.22 16:44

Korea needs no nuclear weapons: White House official

Neither South Korea's own nuclear armament nor redeployment of US nuclear weapons in the country would enhance the country's security against North Korea, a senior White House official said Wednesday."I don't believe that North Korea will be any more deterred from taking military action ag...

Updated : 2016.09.22 09:19

US sends 2 B-1B bombers over S. Korea in show of force against N. Korean provocations

The United States on Wednesday sent two armed strategic bombers to South Korea, the US Forces Korea said, in the latest move to demonstrate Washington's security commitment to its Asian ally and warn against additional North Korean provocations.One of the two B-1B Lancer bombers landed at ...

Updated : 2016.09.21 15:47

Lawmakers raise voices on Korea's nuke armament

South Korea's ruling and opposition parties on Wednesday continued to debate over whether Seoul should consider its own nuclear armament as an option to defend the country, amid the escalating tension...

Updated : 2016.09.21 14:12

US should consider offering to withdraw THAAD if China imposes serious sanctions on NK: US experts

The United States should consider offering to call off the planned deployment of the THAAD missile defense system to South Korea if Beijing imposes serious sanctions on North Korea, US experts said Monday.Eric Heginbotham and Richard J. Samuels of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology'...

Updated : 2016.09.20 09:23