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  • DN - Defence Notes

    D&S 2013: BAE Systems sets out stall in Asia

    4th November 2013

    Like many other companies, BAE Systems is looking to Asia, and South East Asia in particular, as an important future market to grow the business. ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    ADEX 2013: Rafael continues to pursue South Korean opportunities

    29th October 2013

    Rafael has been contracted by South Korea to integrate the Spike NLOS missile on its new AW159 maritime helicopters. South Korea became one of the ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    Additional Blighter B400 radars for South Korea

    9th October 2013

    Blighter Surveillance Systems will supply the South Korean military with its Blighter B400 electronic-scanning radars under a new contract announced on 9 October. The radars ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    Turkey selects Chinese missile defence system

    2nd October 2013

    In an unexpected move, Turkey has selected a Chinese firm as the preferred bidder for its Turkish Long Range Air and Missile Defence System (T-LORAMIDS) ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    ROK goes international to counter HEMP threat

    13th August 2013

    The Republic of Korea (ROK) has initiated steps to counter the growing threat of a high-altitude electro-magnetic pulse (HEMP) attack from the Democratic People’s Republic ...

  • MLF - Military Logistics

    Iran unveils new tank transporter

    22nd July 2013

    The Iranian Army Ground Forces have developed a new tank transporter called ‘Sayyad’ or Hunter, it has emerged. According to reports coming from Iranian state ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    China, US relationship central at Asian security dialogue

    1st June 2013

    Opening the 12th annual Shangri-La Dialogue, the prime minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Tan Dung, announced that the country would for the first time begin participating ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    South Korea purchase 36 AH-64E Apaches

    18th April 2013

    Boeing will supply 36 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to South Korea after beating out Turkish Aerospace Industries and Bell for the contract, which is expected ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    Heli-Pacific 2012: Schiebel S-100 crash due to loss of GPS

    23rd May 2012

    The 10 May crash of a Schiebel S-100 UAV in the South Korean port city of Incheon, which killed an engineer, was caused by a ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    Report warns of EMP threats

    22nd February 2012

    A UK government report has warned the Ministry of Defence (MoD) against overlooking the threat of electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) weapons. According to the Defence Committee's ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    AOC 2011: US dubs Chinese and Russian cyber threat harmless

    15th November 2011

    Neither China nor Russia are 'particularly interested' in dealing blows to the United States in cyberspace, according to the chief of the US Army's Cyber/Information ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    AUVSI: Northrop Grumman remains bullish about unmanned market

    16th August 2011

    The 'Unmanned Revolution' will continue despite the current downturn in the defence market and 'budget turmoil', according to Paul Meyer, Northrop Grumman VP and general ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    UDT 2011: Australia encourages increased autonomy for submarine operations

    9th June 2011

    The Royal Australian Navy is examining extended autonomous capabilities on board submarines in a bid to 'keep up' with neighbours in South-East Asia, according to ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    Further sales secured for AW139

    7th March 2011

    AgustaWestland has sold four of its AW139 medium twin engined helicopters for transport and fire-fighting services in Europe and Asia. The sales were announced by ...

  • RH - Rotorhub

    Brazil Opens Market for Russian Ka-32A11BC

    5th March 2011

    Russian Helicopters, a part of UIC Oboronprom, and Brazilian commercial helicopter operator Helipark Taxi Aereo have concluded an agreement on the delivery of a multi-role ...

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 ...