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  • DN - Defence Notes

    PLA theatre commands outlined

    8th September 2016

    Revealed in late August, the latest reorganisation of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will see the abolition of all its group armies (or corps), of ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    Japan professes desire for Israeli UAVs

    12th August 2016

    The Japan Self-Defence Force (JSDF) is buying three Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 30 UAVs, but it is simultaneously exploring cooperation with Israel because ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    China reveals secretive HQ-19 ABM

    1st August 2016

    In an unprecedented move, China revealed its HQ-19 anti-ballistic missile (ABM) in footage aired on China Central Television (CCTV) on 24 July. This is the ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    Seongju recommended for THAAD deployment

    25th July 2016

    Seongju has been recommended by the South Korea-US joint working group as the best site for the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) deployment in the ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    North and South Korea pursue UAV tech

    21st July 2016

    Both halves of the divided Korean peninsula are busy pursuing indigenous UAV technology, a situation highlighted by confirmation that North Korea has developed a small ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    South Korea to host THAAD battery

    8th July 2016

    In a long-anticipated move, South Korea and the US have agreed to base a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery on the Korean Peninsula. The ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    Wildcats touch down in South Korea

    15th June 2016

    South Korea welcomed the arrival of its first four Leonardo-Finmeccanica AW159 Wildcat helicopters on 13 June.  The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) will operate these ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    Russia gains business in Myanmar and Korea

    8th June 2016

    Russian Helicopters has been awarded a contract to repair four attack helicopters belonging to the Myanmar Air Force. The first Mil Mi-35P will be repaired ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    South Korea receives first Apaches

    30th May 2016

    South Korea has sped up deployment of its new attack helicopters due to concerns over North Korea’s bellicose military stance, including a fourth nuclear test ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    South Korea wants more K2

    13th May 2016

    In the face of ongoing North Korean belligerence, South Korea’s military is seeking to lodge an order for 100 additional Hyundai Rotem K2 main battle ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    DPRK ready to pocket new rocket

    4th May 2016

    South Korea expects the deployment of a new North Korean multiple rocket launcher (MRL) later in 2016. South Korean Defence Minister Han Min-Koo said the ...

  • MLF - Military Logistics

    Lockheed Martin wins tyre PBL contract

    11th March 2016

    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a performance based logistics (PBL) contract by the US Navy to manage aviation tyres, the company announced on 9 March. ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    South Korea boosts ballistic missile defences

    23rd February 2016

    Ballistic missile defence is a top priority in South Korea after North Korea’s latest nuclear test on 6 January and rocket test on 7 February.  ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    US defence budget contains modernisation risk

    10th February 2016

    The proposed FY2017 US defence budget includes some risk to programme modernization, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer Mike McCord acknowledged at ...

  • MTSN - Training/Simulation

    MilSim Asia: Simulation growth slow in Asia Pacific

    19th January 2016

    The Asia-Pacific market for military training and simulation is predicated to change significantly in coming years, although its value will only grow gradually. In 2014 ...

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) ageing fleet of ...

  • 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 fight 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 of ...

  • Frigates

    Krivak

    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 Talwar class ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Corvettes

    Hainan Class (Type 037)

    The Hainan-class (Type 037) class is a range of corvette-sized vessels, mostly in service with the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy, which cover a range ...