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  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    Korean Air wins UAV contract

    14th January 2016

    The Aerospace Division of Korean Air (KAL-ASD) has won a substantial contract for tactical UAVs for the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA), confirming Shephard’s report ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    KAI helicopters set for global market

    4th November 2015

    Korea Aerospace Industries’ (KAI’s) Light Civil Helicopter (LCH) and Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) will be marketed globally under a new Memorandum of Understanding signed with ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    Israel takes aim at UAVs

    26th October 2015

    Israeli OEM's are pitching counter-UAV solutions to South Korea, whose capabilities are expected to be given a boost following UAV incursions from North Korea, which ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    ADEX 2015: Chunmoo MLRS in Korean service

    23rd October 2015

    Featuring at the Seoul ADEX show is an in-service example of the Chunmoo multiple launch rocket system (MLRS). Shephard understands the Republic of Korea Army ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    Dronekiller proposed in South Korea

    22nd October 2015

    Last year South Korea discovered four crashed North Korean UAVs on its territory, and Uconsystem is proposing a novel approach to tackling future aerial incursions ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    ADEX 2015: LCH/LAH to help Airbus penetration

    21st October 2015

    Airbus Helicopters sees the Light Civil Helicopter/Light Attack Helicopter (LCH/LAH) programme in South Korea as an avenue to deepen penetration of the country’s rotorcraft market. ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    Cubic support US-RoK joint exercise

    13th October 2015

    Cubic Global Defense has supported the annual US-Republic of Korea Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) joint exercise through its Korea Battle Simulation Center (KBSC), the company ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    INS deal for South Korean howitzers

    2nd September 2015

    Honeywell is partnering with South Korean firm Navcours to build and maintain an inertial navigation system (INS) that will aid Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) self-propelled howitzers (SPH), ...

  • MLF - Military Logistics

    RoK picks Airbus MRTT

    3rd July 2015

    South Korea has chosen the A330-200 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) for its air force’s aerial refuelling requirement. The Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) procurement agency ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    US warns China on cyberattacks

    24th June 2015

    The US has asked China that they should both agree to behave in the proper manner in cyberspace. Following the data breach at the US Office of ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    US approves Aegis sale to ROK Navy

    10th June 2015

    South Korea has taken a step closer to the purchase of three Aegis shipboard combat systems, following the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency's (DSCA) notification to Congress ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    UK, France conduct trials with counter-UAV system

    19th May 2015

    Three British technology companies say they have produced the first integrated counter-UAV defence system, having recently conducted trials with both the UK and French Ministry ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    USA and Japan revise ‘defence guidelines’

    3rd May 2015

    In a long-awaited move, the US and Japan updated their ‘Guidelines for US-Japan Defense Cooperation’ during bilateral 2+2 talks in New York on 27 April. ...

  • MLF - Military Logistics

    US Army extends DynCorp's aviation maintenance contract

    19th March 2015

    The US Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command awarded a contract modification to DynCorp International (DI) to continue providing aviation maintenance services under ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    LIMA 2015: Airbus Helicopters selected for Korean LCH, LAH programme

    16th March 2015

    Airbus Helicopters has been selected to team with Korea Aerospace Industries for the development of South Korea’s Light Civil Helicopter (LCH) and Light Armed Helicopter ...

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 ...