BEIJING, Dec. 5 (Yonhap) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that Washington and Beijing have forged “real cooperation” in reining in North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, while expressing concerns that Beijing’s new air defense zone has caused […]
SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Yonhap) — Top military commanders held their biannual meeting on Wednesday to assess the security situation and their readiness, carefully navigating potential changes in North Korea driven by a power struggle in its inner circle. Defense Minister […]
The nation’s arms procurement agency said Wednesday that it will finalize a deal of importing the Taurus air-to-ground standoff cruise missiles for its F-15K fleet next month. According to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), it reported to the military […]
Raytheon’s Patriot Air and Missile Defense System successfully test fired two Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The mission consisted of two single firings against single tactical ballistic missile representative targets. “Patriot’s successful track record is testament to its continual […]
North Korea has developed an improved missile with a range of 180-300 km based on the Chinese Silkworm ground-to-ship missile. “Since 2003, the North has kept testing the new KN-01 ground-to-ship missile,” a government source here said Thursday. “It has […]
The Ministry of National Defense is walking a tightrope in figuring out how to beef up South Korea’s missile defense system against strikes by North Korea. The key issue is whether it will upgrade the Korea Air and Missile Defense […]
South Korea is buying another 112 PAC-2 (MIM-104E) Patriot anti-aircraft missiles. These will cost about $3.7 million each.
SEOUL – Japanese and South Korean vice defense ministers agreed Wednesday to step up cooperation in dealing with North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats and also discussed Tokyo’s drive to revise long-followed defense policies. “It’s the first meeting in a […]
The reshuffle of top Pentagon officials is in full swing, nearly nine months after Chuck Hagel’s inauguration as secretary of defense.
South Korea says it is ready to thwart any attack by North Korean missiles. “If North Korean missiles fly in the shooting range of our Patriot missiles, we can shoot them down,” South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok told […]