Inaugural Multinational Underwater Repair Exercise in Guam

Divers from the U.S. Navy’s (USN) Underwater Construction Team TWO (UCT 2 ) Construction Diving Detachment ALFA (CDD/A), Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit ONE (MDSU-1), and the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) Underwater Construction Team (UCT) completed the first-ever Multinational Underwater Repair Exercise (MUREX) from December 16 – 23, 2021 in Apra Harbor, Guam. MUREX is designed to develop interoperability…

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Christening and Commissioning Ceremony of BRP Mamanwa

The Philippine Fleet (PF) through Sealift Amphibious Force (SAF) Christened and Commissioned BRP Mamanwa (LC294), former Mulgae Class LCU 70 of the Republic of Korea on December 6, 2021 at Captain Salvo Pier, Naval Base Heracleo Alano. The christening and commissioning ceremonies were presided by the Flag Officer In Command, Vice Adm. Adeluis Bordado PN as the Guest of Honor…

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South Korean Navy Begins Training Cruise

Sorry for poor translation The Navy is on October 22 in the morning of October, the naval jeju base, the naval operation commander of the naval operation commander of the naval operation of the naval operation of the naval cruising training ′′ I held a hwansongsig-eul!! The cruising training flyer that finished the hwansongsig-eul is going to be in the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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