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Sat, June 3, 2023 | 06:58
KAI to focus on Egypt project after FA-50 export deal with Malaysia
GEELONG, Australia - A recent deal to export 18 FA-50 domestically-developed light attack fighters to Malaysia has paved the way for Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to create other stories of success as it aims to continue to expand its global reach. The next goal of the nation's sole jet maker this year is to win the preferred bidder status for Egypt's project to locally pr...
Korea's Black Eagles open Australian airshow as two countries bolster security ties
GEELONG, Australia - Korea's Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Jung Sang-hwa was standing right next to his Australian counterpart, Robert Chipman, when the Black Eagles, the aerobatic flight team of Korea, roared through the skies here Tuesday (local time) to open the Avalon Airshow. Throughout their 20-minute performance, the two had a conversation about the meaning of the team...
KAI to export 18 FA-50 fighter jets to Malaysia
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), the nation's sole aircraft maker, has won a 1.2 trillion won ($920 million) deal to export 18 FA-50 light attack aircraft to Malaysia, the company announced Friday. KAI signed the contract with Malaysia's defense ministry after beating rival bidders including India's Tejas, Pakistan's JF-17, Russia's MIG-35 and Turkey's Hurizet. The achieveme...
Seoul, Washington step up deterrence against North Korea
South Korea and the United States have conducted a tabletop exercise on responding to possible North Korean nuclear attacks and reaffirmed pledges to do so every year as part of their joint efforts to reinforce deterrence capabilities, the allies said in a statement, Friday (KST). In addition, Washington is also considering sending a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, amo...
North Korea's threats bring South Korea, Japan closer despite old grudges
After North Korea test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile off its eastern coast on Feb. 18, cameras installed in Japan captured the images of the projectile's last seconds before it fell into the sea. Based on those pictures, released by Japan's Ministry of Defense and NHK, analysts in South Korea made their assessments of how successful the test was.
Beleaguered opposition leader accuses Yoon of abusing power
The embattled opposition leader, Lee Jae-myung, again denied all the corruption allegations facing him, Thursday, accusing President Yoon Suk Yeol of abusing his power to remove his political opponents, ahead of lawmakers' upcoming vote on his arrest warrant. A day after describing the president as a “gangster,” Rep. Lee of the Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) claimed he had b...
Korean companies draw interest at arms fair in UAE
2022 was a significant year for Korea's arms makers. Exports more than doubled to a record high of $17.3 billion (22.4 trillion won) from the previous year, with sales of domestically developed military hardware picking up around the world, including in Poland, a NATO member nation.
North Korea warns it will use Pacific as 'firing range'
North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast, Monday, claiming they are capable of carrying nuclear warheads that can destroy military air bases in South Korea. The latest provocation come two days after the North launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, which prompted Seoul and Washington to deploy fighter aircraft including B-1B bombers on ...
South Korea, US conduct joint air drills in response to North Korea's ICBM test
A video of North Korea's latest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test, captured by a camera in Japan, suggests it is on the verge of, if not already, mastering atmospheric reentry - a technology required to strike the U.S. mainland with a nuclear-tipped ICBM.
South Korea names North Korea as 'enemy' in defense paper
South Korea named North Korea as an “enemy” and Japan as “a close neighbor” that shares common values in its 2022 Defense White Paper, in reflection of the shifting security policy and geopolitical climate under President Yoon Suk Yeol.
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