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S. Korean Navy receives new amphibious landing ship

The South Korean Navy took delivery Friday of the country's first indigenous next-generation amphibious landing ship expected to boost the military's landing and transportation capabilities, the state arms procurer said.  The 4,500-ton LTS-II ship Cheonwangbong, named after the country's...

Updated : 2014.11.28 12:32

Stray bullet from USFK chopper hits civilian office

A bullet, thought to have been fired by an attack helicopter of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division, penetrated the roof of a civilian office last Friday, raising questions about whether the military training was being conducted in due consideration of residents’ safety.After a complaint was f...

Updated : 2014.11.26 21:56

China's envoy opposes possible THAAD deployment in S. Korea: lawmaker

China's top diplomat to Seoul said Wednesday he is opposed to the possible U.S. deployment of an advanced missile-defense (MD) system in South Korea as it would hurt Sino-Korean ties, a lawmaker said.   The United States has said it is considering deploying a Terminal High-Altitude Area...

Updated : 2014.11.26 18:15

USFK chief concerned by N.K. asymmetric threats

U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti on Tuesday expressed concern over North Korea’s development of asymmetric military capabilities, noting that Pyongyang was making “progress.”“Ki...

Updated : 2014.11.25 21:45

Study offers clues about ‘childhood Alzheimer’s’

Korean researchers managed to identify the cause behind an early childhood disease that degrades the nervous system, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said Tuesday.According to the ministry, researchers from Kyungpook National University discovered the mechanism behind Niema...

Updated : 2014.11.25 21:26

JCS chief to control cyberwarfare operations

The Defense Ministry is seeking to put its cyberwarfare operations under the control of the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman in a bid to broaden the scope of the operations to include full-scale wartime procedures.The decision comes as the ministry is struggling to shore up public trust in i...

Updated : 2014.11.24 21:39

Korea conducts military drill to defend Dokdo

The South Korean military carried out a drill to deter trespassers on its easternmost islets of Dokdo on Monday, the Defense Ministry said. The drill began earlier in the day on the rocky outcroppings in the East Sea and in its surrounding waters with an aim to repel non-military forces th...

Updated : 2014.11.24 21:31

Military pushing to deploy controversial salvage ship

The military is pushing to put the country's first indigenous salvage vessel into service to replace aging ships, officers said Monday, amid controversy over substandard equipment on the vessel.    The next-generation rescue and salvage ship Tongyong was launched in September 2012, two...

Updated : 2014.11.24 18:14

S. Korea conducts military drill to defend Dokdo

The South Korean military carried out a drill to deter trespassers on its easternmost islets of Dokdo on Monday, the defense ministry said.    The drill began earlier in the day on the rocky outcroppings in the East Sea and in its surrounding waters with an aim to repel non-military fo...

Updated : 2014.11.24 11:16

Competition heats up for tanker procurement deal

SEATTLE/GETAFE, Spain ― Competition for Seoul’s project to procure four aerial tankers is heating up as contenders highlight the ways they can help enhance South Korea’s air defense with several mo...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:44

Gov't launches task force on defense industry corruption

The government launched a joint investigation team of prosecutors, military officers and government officials Friday in an effort to root out corruption in the country's defense industry. The move comes amid growing allegations of bribery and other underhand dealings between military offi...

Updated : 2014.11.21 13:37

4 years after island shelling, tensions still high on West Sea

Four years after North Korea shelled Yeonpyeongdo Island, tensions remain high on the frontline island. Pyongyang has continued its menacing rhetoric and saber-rattling, keeping border troops in a con...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:41

No signs of imminent N.K. nuclear test: defense chief

South Korea’s defense chief said Thursday he does not expect North Korea to carry out a nuclear test “at an early date,” with his ministry vowing to maintain a strong military posture against possible provocations by the North.In protest against a fresh United Nations resolution condemn...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:34

S. Korea keeping tabs on NK nuclear activities: defense ministry

South Korea has been closely watching North Korea's movements related to the operations of its nuclear facilities, the defense ministry said Thursday, vowing to maintain a strong military posture against possible provocations by the North.In protest against a fresh United Nations resolutio...

Updated : 2014.11.20 13:37

S. Korea to put K-2 combat tank into full service by 2017

The arms procurement agency said Wednesday it will complete the deployment of some 100 next-generation battle tanks fitted with an indigenous engine and transmission by 2017.During a defense project committee meeting presided over by Defense Minister Han Min-koo, the government decided to ...

Updated : 2014.11.19 14:08