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  • 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), ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Naval Warfare

    South Korea, New Zealand induct new hovercraft

    23rd February 2015

    Griffon Hoverwork has delivered its first BHT 150 air cushion vehicle to the Korea Coast Guard (KCG), in the first delivery to a military or ...

  • Digital Battlespace

    Japan launches back-up spy satellite

    13th February 2015

    A reserve spy satellite was launched by Japan from its Tanegashima Space Centre on 1 February 2015. Following a three-day delay due to bad weather ...

  • Digital Battlespace

    South Korea to launch five spy satellites by 2022

    30th January 2015

    A contract for the first of five spy satellites for South Korea is expected to be signed in October. Managed by South Korea’s Agency for ...

  • Digital Battlespace

    US builds cyber mission force

    19th January 2015

    The US DoD is creating a cyber mission force designed to defend the US from the kind of cyber attack experienced by Sony in 2014. ...

  • Digital Battlespace

    North Korea doubles cyber effort

    9th January 2015

    North Korea has doubled the size of its cyber warfare workforce, according to South Korea’s defence white paper. Released on 6 January, the white paper ...

  • Unmanned Vehicles

    Republic of Korea buys four Global Hawks

    18th December 2014

    THE Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the US government has approved the sale of four Northrop Grumman RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawks to the ...

  • Unmanned Vehicles

    USAF Global Hawks touch down after Japan deployment

    20th October 2014

    The first two Northrop Grumman RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawks to successfully operate alongside commercial airliners at a civil-military airport have returned to base after ...

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 ...

  • 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 ...