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  • Unmanned Vehicles

    MUM-T emerges from the Shadows in Korea

    16th October 2017

    Despite being fielded in South Korea for well over a decade, the Textron Systems RQ-7B (Shadow 200) tactical UAV continues to give the US Army ...

  • Digital Battlespace

    Pacific 2017: Australian frigates go ballistic

    3rd October 2017

    In his opening address at the Pacific International Maritime Exposition in Sydney, Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull announced the decision to give its planned nine ...

  • Digital Battlespace

    Analysis: Japanese BMD solutions face challenges

    26th September 2017

    North Korea’s continued cruise missile, intermediate-range ballistic missile and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launches – 14 to date in 2017 – have caused Tokyo to ...

  • Defence Notes

    North Korean EMP attack ‘unlikely’

    20th September 2017

    It has been the subject of speculation in novels, news stories and analysis papers for decades. An enemy state uses a nuclear electromagnetic pulse (NEMP) ...

  • Defence Notes

    UN reports on North Korea challenges

    18th September 2017

    The United Nations released a new panel of experts (POE) report on 5 September under Security Council Resolution 2345, which explored North Korean missile developments ...

  • Digital Battlespace

    Final THAAD elements reach Korea

    11th September 2017

    The US Army delivered the final elements of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery to South Korea on 7 September, completing a rapid ...

  • Special Operations

    North Korean SOF show of force fails to impress

    2nd September 2017

    The latest public ‘show of force’ from the Korean People’s Army (KPA) SOF has provided a further glimpse into their capabilities as tensions continue to ...

  • Defence Notes

    South Korean defence budget set for boost

    31st August 2017

    Alarmed by Kim Jong-un’s shenanigans across the border, Seoul announced on 29 August that it proposed to boost defence spending next year by 6.9% to ...

  • Special Operations

    International interest spreads in C-130J-SOF variant

    15th August 2017

    Lockheed Martin’s proposed C-130J-SOF export variant will be tailored to different international operators’ requirements as interest in the type grows worldwide. According to Lockheed Martin, ...

  • Defence Notes

    New report urges aggressive North Korean sanctions

    31st July 2017

    A new Washington research paper released on 21 July recommended warning China that the US will use military force if North Korea does not curtail its ...

  • Naval Warfare

    Air Power 2017: UK MPA squadrons announced

    13th July 2017

    The reformation of 120 Squadron and 201 Squadron, RAF, will see the first P-8 Poseidon MPAs operated from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray to protect the ...

  • Defence Helicopter

    Korea’s final Wildcats bare operational claws

    6th July 2017

    The final four of South Korea’s eight Leonardo AW159 Wildcat naval helicopters were formally declared operational on 5 July. The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) ...

  • Naval Warfare

    Deal inked for more Korean PKX-B craft

    30th June 2017

    South Korea is continuing to modernise its patrol boat fleet via an approximately $225 million contract with Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC), according to ...

  • Unmanned Vehicles

    South Korea documents alien intruder

    22nd June 2017

    South Korea has confirmed that a small UAV located in its territory on 8 June was definitely from its northern neighbour after a crash cut ...

  • Defence Notes

    Amidst threats, Seoul eyes defence budget hike

    9th June 2017

    South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has requested a record defence budget of KRW43.7 trillion ($38.7 billion) for next year. Although yet to be ...

Results from Shephard Plus

  • Land: fire control systems

    Korea Special-Purpose Weapon

    Development of the Korea Special-Purpose Weapon (KSPW) to meet the requirements of South Korea's special forces was announced in 2010 and the system was unveiled ...

  • Counter-UAS systems

    Drone Killer

    The Uconsystem Drone Killer was unveiled in October 2015 and was developed in response to a UAV threat from North Korea, which saw four North ...

  • Fast attack/patrol craft and interceptors

    Gumdoksuri Class (PKX-A)

    The Gumdoksuri class of fast attack craft, also known as the PKX-A class, was designed to replace the Republic of Korea Navy's (ROKN's) ageing fleet ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing

    RemoEye-002B

    RemoEye-002B is a close-range mini-UAV constructed using composite materials that can be prepared and launched in 5min. Its features include changeable flight modes during mission, ...

  • Military UGVs

    SCOBOT 200

    The SCOBOT 200 is a larger, two-tracked version of the SCOBOT 100 (see separate entry). It can be used for EOD tasks. It was tested ...

  • Destroyers

    Maya Class (27DD)

    The Maya class (27DD) destroyers are the latest in a long line of modern destroyer classes for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). Well aware ...

  • Frigates

    Krivak Class

    The Krivak class (Project 1135) frigates first entered in service in 1970 and various types of the class have entered service, particularly the Indian Navy's ...

  • Destroyers

    Sejong the Great Class (KDX-III) Batch 1

    The Sejong the Great class of destroyers were built for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) as the third iteration of their KDX continuous destroyer construction ...

  • Deployable/static missile systems

    Aegis Ashore

    Aegis Ashore is the first operational land-based version of the Aegis Combat System originally developed by Lockheed Martin for the US Navy's Ballistic Missile Defence ...

  • Corvettes

    Pohang Class

    The Pohang class corvettes were designed and built for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) with a total of 24 ships constructed of either an ...

  • Self-propelled rocket launchers

    K239 Chunmoo

    Doosan (now Hanwha Defense) developed the K239 Chunmoo long-range 16-round multicalibre MRL to replace the Doosan K136 Kooryong 130mm 36-round unguided MRL in Republic of ...

  • Frigates

    Daegu Class (FFX II)

    The Daegu class frigates for the Republic of Korean Navy (RoKN) will be a follow-on batch from the recently built Incheon-class frigates. Sometimes the ships are ...

  • Destroyers

    Chungmugong Yi Sun Shin Class (KDX-2)

    The Chungmugong Yi Sun Shin class (KDX 2) is a class of multi-purpose destroyers in service with the Republic of Korea Navy. Six ships were developed ...

  • Self-propelled rocket launchers, Towed rocket launchers

    Type 63/Type 81

    Introduced in the late 1950s, the Chinese Type 63 107 mm MLRS has become one of the most ubiquitous artillery systems in the world, having ...

  • Land: battlefield and ground surveillance radar

    Ground Artillery Location Type 904

    The 904 artillery locating radar is designed to provide rapid and accurate location of various hostile artillery and rocket launcher positions simultaneously. It has a ...