KIMST holds Military Science and Technology conference

The 2015 Military Science and Technology Conference, held by KIMST (Korea Institute of Military Science and Technology), commenced on 23 and will continue until the 24. 650 studies on the seven system categories of ground, naval, aerospace, guided weapons, information and communication, surveillance and reconnaissance, and future battlefield convergence will be presented during the event. Read more about KIMST holds Military Science and Technology conference[…]

DAPA selects SW development tasks for weapon system development

DAPA announced the selection of three SW development programs for the development of weapon systems. The entire program is to domestically develop SW which is currently not acquirable from foreign sources or expensive to maintain. “Common artificial intelligence platform technology” is a four year KRW 3 billion project from 2016 which will be used for Read more about DAPA selects SW development tasks for weapon system development[…]

KAI announces plans for development of KF-X autopilot flight system for low altitude infiltration

KAI announced the indigenous development of the autopilot flight necessary for low altitude infiltration. KAI officials stated that the autopilot flight system, which will be installed in KF-X Block 2, the system with Air-to-Ground capabilities, will increase operation success rates and prevent ground collisions. The automated flight system analyzes geographical features during low altitude infiltration Read more about KAI announces plans for development of KF-X autopilot flight system for low altitude infiltration[…]

Indonesia Signs KF-X Draft Contract for 20% Investment of development costs

KAI announced that Indonesia has signed the KF-X draft contract promising a 20% investment of development costs (KRW 1.7 Trillion KRW) with the signing ceremony attended by DAPA, KAI, Indonesian Ministry of Defense, and PTDI (PT. Dirgantara Indonesia; Indonesian Aerospace). Conditions of the draft contract include design and manufacturing activities in Indonesia as well as Read more about Indonesia Signs KF-X Draft Contract for 20% Investment of development costs[…]

BAI Special Audit Group for Defense Corruption will be extended for an additional year

BAI announced plans to extend the operation of the Special Audit Group for Defense Corruption to the end of next year. Established on November 24, 2014, with a goal of operating for one year, the Special Audit Group has conducted audit and inspections on defense scandals, providing criminal investigations to the Joint Investigation Taskforce for Read more about BAI Special Audit Group for Defense Corruption will be extended for an additional year[…]

DAPA holds Veterans and welfare organization policy development seminar

DAPA held the Veterans and welfare organization policy development seminar to diagnose the current veterans and welfare organization policy and propose improvement plans. DAPA is also currently conducting policy research to enhance veteran and welfare organization independence and the efficiency of government procurement.

Reissue of notice on 2015 support program for defense SMB information security system establishment

With the purpose of having defense SMB voluntarily establish information security systems, DAPA has re-announced the detailed plans for the support program. Under this program, firms that have operated the SMB Technology Security Service with comprehensive security equipment will be supported with the rental costs of the equipment. Additional applications for the program are to Read more about Reissue of notice on 2015 support program for defense SMB information security system establishment[…]

MLRS Chunmoo to be deployed on Northwestern Islands including Yeonpyeong Island in 2017

To emasculate nK’s long range artillery, the MLRS Chunmoo will be deployed on Baengnyeongdo in 2016 and on Yeonpyeongdo in 2017. Chunmoo has a range that is double the range of the existing MLRS Kooryoung and can cause more damage to the enemy. The deployment of Chunmoo at ROKA has begun with the front area Read more about MLRS Chunmoo to be deployed on Northwestern Islands including Yeonpyeong Island in 2017[…]

ROK-US to have high-level nuclear talks at Seoul in 2016

Following the revision of the ROK-US Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement, ROK and US agreed to have high-level talks in Seoul in early 2016 to discuss details of the high-level committee that will be formed for the strategic nuclear cooperation and discussion between the two nations. The first preparation meeting will be in in January 2016. Read more about ROK-US to have high-level nuclear talks at Seoul in 2016[…]

ROK and nK agree to hold working-level talks on November 26 as preparations for high-level dialogue

ROK and nK have agreed to hold working-level talks on November 26 to discuss preparations of a higher-level dialogue. The Ministry of Unification stated that “the meeting will be at the nK side of Panmunjom.” nK is reported to have proposed the working-level talks, and three director-level officials including the chief of the Office of Read more about ROK and nK agree to hold working-level talks on November 26 as preparations for high-level dialogue[…]