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Faulty safety system caused Navy gun accident

A malfunctioning safety control system caused a naval gun to be accidentally fired from a warship and seriously injure a seaman in January, Navy officials said Tuesday. Abrasion caused slipperiness between older and newer parts of the safety control system, leading to the accident. The 21-...

Updated : 2015.03.03 19:20

Tension mounts over military drills

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea in an apparent protest against the annual South Korea-U.S. military drills that began Monday.South Korea issued a stern warning a...

Updated : 2015.03.02 20:35

New submarine to be named after revered independence fighter

A new submarine for the South Korean Navy will be named after a revered independence fighter, military officials said Sunday.The Navy announced that its sixth Type 214, 1,800-ton attack submarine will be named after Yu Gwan-sun (1902-1920), a female student activist who played a major part...

Updated : 2015.03.01 18:41

S. Korea, U.S. set to begin annual joint military drills

South Korea and the United States will kick off their annual joint military drills this week, the Combined Forces Command (CFC) said Sunday, amid North Korea's repeated threats against the exercises.The computerized command post exercise, called Key Resolve, will be held from Monday to nex...

Updated : 2015.03.01 11:17

New Navy chief vows fight against corruption, sex abuse

New Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jung Ho-sub vowed to stamp out corruption and sexual misconduct in the Navy as part of broader efforts to shore up public trust during his inauguration ceremony.“Se...

Updated : 2015.02.27 20:47

New chief vow strong, corruption-free Navy

The new head of the South Korean Navy pledged Friday to build a strong and trustworthy naval force to regain public confidence after a series of scandals that revealed lax discipline.   Adm. Chung Ho-seop took the helm of the 70,000-strong Navy to replace outgoing Adm. Hwang Ki-chul, who...

Updated : 2015.02.27 15:15

S. Korea, U.S. kick off joint naval drills

South Korea and the United States began joint naval maneuver drills in waters off the Korean Peninsula Friday as part of their annual major military exercise Foal Eagle, the Navy here said.  The allies' navies "will stage joint maneuver drills in the South, Yellow and East Seas in succes...

Updated : 2015.02.27 10:42

U.S. F-22 stealth fighters to take part in Seoul air show

The U.S. Air Force plans to send F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets to an air show slated for October in Seoul, according to its Web site Wednesday.   According to the U.S. Air Combat Command website, the F-22 demonstration team plans to come to South Korea for six days starting Oct. 20, f...

Updated : 2015.02.25 16:19

Missing Korean teen receiving IS training: spy agency

A Korean teenager who went missing in Turkey last month is training to become a member of the Islamic State militant group, the National Intelligence Service said Tuesday. The 18-year-old tourist from Seoul, surnamed Kim, vanished on Jan. 10 after leaving a hotel in the border town of Kili...

Updated : 2015.02.24 20:45

Korea, U.S. to go ahead with military drills

South Korea and the U.S. plan to stage their annual joint military drills next month, the allies said Tuesday, as North Korea threatened a military response to what it called a “rehearsal for aggressive war.” Key Resolve, a computer simulated command post exercise, will kick off on March...

Updated : 2015.02.24 20:27

Korean Air, KAI to vie for S. Korean fighter project

South Korea's top air carrier Korean Air Line Co. and the country's sole aircraft manufacturer, Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd., placed their bids for Seoul's indigenous fighter development program Tuesday, the arms procurement agency said.  Codenamed KF-X, the 8.5 trillion won ($8.3 bil...

Updated : 2015.02.24 14:25

S. Korea, U.S. to stage annual joint military drills next month

South Korea and the United States will conduct their annual joint military drills next month, the Combined Forces Command said Tuesday, amid heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula following repeated threats against the exercises from North Korea.  The computerized command post exerci...

Updated : 2015.02.24 11:14

Questions raised over China’s THAAD opposition

China’s dogged opposition to the potential deployment of an additional U.S. missile defense asset to South Korea has raised questions over Beijing’s true intensions, given that the interception syst...

Updated : 2015.02.23 19:46

S. Korea replaces Navy chief over ship controversy

The government on Monday accepted the resignation of the Navy chief who offered to quit over alleged corruption and named a vice admiral as his successor, the defense ministry said.Adm. Hwang Ki-chul expressed his will to step down from the post in December, two weeks after the state audit...

Updated : 2015.02.23 18:46

Military eyes quick troop dispatch for disaster relief

The military is pushing for a plan to immediately mobilize military personnel and equipment in case of large-scale disasters to better guarantee public safety, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday.  It is part of the country's ongoing efforts to reform its 48-year-old system for integra...

Updated : 2015.02.23 18:20