National Assembly National Defense Committee to establish KF-X program risk management subcommittee

The National Assembly members of the National Defense Committee have agreed to install a subcommittee on the risk management of the KF-X program, which will include a consultant committee of aerospace technology experts. However, the National Defense Committee has also decided to proceed with the current KF-X program budget of KRW 67 billion, which has Read more about National Assembly National Defense Committee to establish KF-X program risk management subcommittee[…]

DTaQ holds Military food sanitation management and safety enhancement seminar

MND and DTaQ held a seminar on Military food sanitation management and safety enhancement with the purpose of sharing food service policies and seeking improvements in the safety and quality of food service in the military. With participants of 300 from related institutions and food suppliers, the seminar discussed related issues. In addition, the presentation Read more about DTaQ holds Military food sanitation management and safety enhancement seminar[…]

DAPA holds joint seminar on CBRN forces development

DAPA and ADD held a joint seminar on CBRN forces development with the purpose of creating a consensus on the future of the development in CBRN forces from November 4 to 5. With 40 participants from MND, ROK JCS, the three armed forces, and ADD, presentations and discussions were held on the development of future Read more about DAPA holds joint seminar on CBRN forces development[…]

ROK MND visits ADMM-Plus in Malaysia to hold talks with foreign defense ministers

ROK MND Han Min-koo visited Malaysia and held talks with foreign defense ministers during the ADMM-plus. During talks with Chinese Minister of National Defense Chang Wanquan, the two ministers have agreed to install two hot-lines, for the Navy and Air Force, between the two ministries to prevent accidental collisions. However, in midst of recent tension, Read more about ROK MND visits ADMM-Plus in Malaysia to hold talks with foreign defense ministers[…]

ROK-US SCM held in Seoul

ROK MND Han Min-koo and US SecDef Ashton Carter met in Seoul to hold the 47th SCM. The two defense chiefs have authorized the 4D operation concept (Detect, Disrupt, Destroy, Defense), strengthening the combined response against nK threats. During the joint press conference, the US SecDef also mentioned the issue of technology transfer, stating that Read more about ROK-US SCM held in Seoul[…]

Lockheed Martin retracts remarks on ROK-US talks on THAAD

Lockheed Martin has retracted the remarks of the executive who said that ROK and US are in the initial stages of discussing the deployment of THAAD by stating that they do not know of any talks between the two nations. The original remark was met with strong objections from both nations, especially with ROK MND Read more about Lockheed Martin retracts remarks on ROK-US talks on THAAD[…]

DTaQ holds 2015 Defense Quality Society Seminar and Presentations

DTaQ held the 2015 Defense Quality Society (DQS) Seminar and Presentations at the Airforce Club with 300 participants from MND, DAPA, and the DQS. The presentation will be on the “comprehensive approach on the development of the national defense quality management,” discussing the development of national defense to meet quality management standards and the quality Read more about DTaQ holds 2015 Defense Quality Society Seminar and Presentations[…]

Lockheed Martin executive states that “ROK-US are discussing THAAD deployment in Korean Peninsula,” but both governments deny such talks

Mike Trotsky, the Vice President of Air and Missile Defense Systems at Lockheed Martin, held a press conference and stated that although details on the government policies cannot be disclosed, the ROK and US government are in the initial stages of discussing the deployment of THAAD. However, both governments are denying such discussions, especially with Read more about Lockheed Martin executive states that “ROK-US are discussing THAAD deployment in Korean Peninsula,” but both governments deny such talks[…]

Defense Program Corruption Taskforce announces plans to fight defense corruption

The Defense Program Corruption Taskforce under PMO, DAPA, and MND revealed plans that will be enacted beginning next year. First, a Defense Program Supervisor, who is likely to be a prosecutor or auditor from BAI and lead a team of 70, will be installed to conduct legal reviews in every main stage of defense programs Read more about Defense Program Corruption Taskforce announces plans to fight defense corruption[…]

National Assembly National Defense Committee approves KRW 67 billion budget for KF-X, Special Committee on Budget and Accounts points out maintenance costs

The subcommittee on budget and accounts of the National Defense Committee approved the KRW 67 billion budget for the KF-X program, which will be discussed at the National Defense Committee meeting tomorrow. Although this is already a 60% cut from the original request of KRW 161.8 billion, whether this itself will be given the final Read more about National Assembly National Defense Committee approves KRW 67 billion budget for KF-X, Special Committee on Budget and Accounts points out maintenance costs[…]