South Korea Updates New ASR Progress

We finally have a picture of ASR-II, the Republic of Korea Navy’s latest submarine rescue ship. Its official hull designation is ASR-22. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration approved the ASR-II program in 2015 to replace the aging ROKS Cheonghaejin (ASR-21), the ROKN’s sole submarine rescue ship, which entered service in 1996. ASR-II is 20m longer and has 2,000 tons greater…

Read More

HII & Babcock MOU for ROK Aircraft Carrier Program

September 1, 2021 – Babcock International Group, the aerospace, defense and security company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd (HHI), affirming the strong relationship between the two companies as focus builds on the Republic of Korea’s CVX Aircraft Carrier Program opportunity. Babcock’s established in-country business in the Republic of Korea, Babcock Korea, brings…

Read More

Seven nations conduct amphibious training in Exercise Talisman Sabre

The key focus of Exercise Talisman Sabre (TS21) is moving from land to sea, as forces from Australia, United States, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand and the United Kingdom prepare for an action-packed amphibious phase. Activities will be concentrated around the Bowen and Ingham area between 23 and 31 July and will feature air operations, beach-landings, armored…

Read More

Fincantieri Supporting DSME Bid for South Korean CVX

June 10, 2021 – During MADEX (International Maritime Defense Industry Exhibition) 2021, one of the main naval exhibitions in the Asia Pacific area, Fincantieri has signed a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to support the Conceptual Design of the new class of aircraft carriers “CVX” for the Navy of the Republic of Korea (South Korea). The program…

Read More

Hyundai Begins Construction of Next Generation AEGIS Destroyer

February 17, 2021 – Hyundai Heavy Industries has begun building the Korean Navy’s’Next Generation Aegis Destroyer’ in earnest. On the 16th (Tue), Hyundai Heavy Industries held a groundbreaking ceremony for the next generation Aegis ship leading ship at its headquarters in Ulsan, attended by officials from the Defense Acquisition Program Administration and Defense Agency for Technology and Quality. The Aegis…

Read More

ROK Navy to Develop an Autonomous Underwater MCM System

December 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (Director Wang Jeong-hong) signed a contract with LIG Nex1 to develop an underwater autonomous mine probe system worth about 12 billion won. The underwater autonomous mine searcher system development is a project to develop a domestic technology for an underwater robot that autonomously searches for mines installed in the…

Read More

DSCA Approves MK 15 MOD 25 Phalanx for ROK Navy

December 1, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of two (2) MK 15 MOD 25 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) Block 1B Baseline 2 (IB2) systems and related equipment for an estimated cost of $39 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying…

Read More

Maiden Arrival in Cartagena for ARC Almirante Tono

November 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – This vessel was transferred to the Colombian Navy within the framework of the international cooperation that the two nations have sustained for more than six decades. After sailing the seas of the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean; and sail 10,581 miles, arriving in Cartagena from the Naval Base “Jinhae” of the Province of Gyeongsang…

Read More

DSME Launches Submarine Ahn Mu

November 10, 2020 (Google Translation) – On the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Bong-dong, General Choreographer, who was the protagonist of the victory, is resurrected as the next 3,000-ton submarine. The Ministry of Defense, together with the Navy, held a ceremony for the second medium-sized submarine, the “Choreography Ship” (KSS-Class, 3,000 tons) on the afternoon of November 10 at…

Read More