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  • 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 ...

  • Defence Helicopter

    US Army Apaches train to counter-North Korean maritime SOF

    2nd May 2017

    US Army Apache helicopters are conducting training operations designed to counter the threat of North Korean maritime special operations forces. Designated 'maritime counter-SOF', the operations ...

  • Defence Notes

    Asian spending exceeds global average

    25th April 2017

    Defence spending in Asia and Oceania has risen considerably last year according to data released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).In fact in ...

  • Digital Battlespace

    South Korea unveils artillery locating radar

    24th April 2017

    South Korea, facing a formidable artillery and rocket threat from the other side of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), has developed a new indigenous artillery locating ...

  • Defence Notes

    Analysis: Where could Trump strike North Korea?

    21st April 2017

    A virtual 'hit list' of viable targets the US military could strike if it ever decided to employ force against North Korea, which Shephard has ...

  • Special Operations

    ​North Korea shows its SOF hand

    19th April 2017

    The international special operations community has reacted to North Korea's very public 'show of force' of its Unit 525 special operations forces (SOF) during an ...

  • Defence Notes

    Korea decisions - shutting down the DPRK's business

    6th April 2017

    With North Korea responding to international sanctions against its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) development programme with smirks, the US administration has a myriad of ...

  • Unmanned Vehicles

    Gray Eagle deploys to Korea

    14th March 2017

    The US is increasing its unmanned systems capability on the Korean Peninsula providing more surveillance and strike assets.It is sending a UAV company to South ...

  • Digital Battlespace

    THAAD rushed to South Korea

    9th March 2017

    In immediate response to North Korea's firing of four ballistic missiles, three of which landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone, the US deployed the first ...

  • Land Warfare

    South Korea boosts rocket and missile inventory

    7th February 2017

    Due to the threat from its northern neighbour, South Korea is implementing plans to deploy greater quantities of Hyunmoo missiles, as well as a new ...

  • Defence Helicopter

    South Korea to modernise helicopter fleet

    24th January 2017

    South Korea is modernising its military helicopter fleet via a recently unveiled plan that includes buying additional maritime-based rotorcraft and upgrading existing Chinooks. The Defense ...

  • Unmanned Vehicles

    South Korea counters neighbour with UAV tech

    23rd January 2017

    Earlier this month the Ministry of National Defense in South Korea announced plans to field a laser-based counter-UAV system by 2020. Seoul estimates that North ...

  • Defence Notes

    China’s security White Paper ignores Taiwan

    16th January 2017

    In the latest edition of China’s White Paper, ‘China’s Policies on Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation,’ Taiwan is as conspicuously invisible as the Cheshire Cat. Released by ...

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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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-II)

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

  • 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 multi-target ...