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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Crew of Future BRP Antonio Luna Training Onboard

January 14, 2021 – The officers and enlisted personnel aboard the prospective BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), the country’s second missile frigate, is now conducting unit training at sea. “(They are now conducting) unit training (as of this time). This means that the crew is now conducting a hands-on operation on the different systems aboard the ship. This includes machinery, weapons,…

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BRP Antonio Luna Conducting Weapons and Systems Trials

December 14, 2020 – The Philippine Navy (PN) on Monday said the country’s second missile frigate, BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), has departed Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea for its sea acceptance trials (SAT) involving the various shipboard weapons and sensors scheduled for this week. “Focus of this week’s SAT will be on the various weapons and…

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BRP Antonio Luna Communications System Undergoing Tests

December 7, 2020 – The Philippine Navy (PN)’s prospective missile frigate, BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), will undergo a test of its communications system as part of its second sea acceptance trials this week. The test would be conducted off the waters of Ulsan, South Korea, PN public affairs office chief Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas said in an interview with…

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Developing core technologies to open the era of aircraft carriers

October 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Tuesday, October 27, The Director of the National Defense Agency (Wang Chung-hong) announced that the “Light Aircraft Carrier”) will hold a meeting to begin the development of core technologies. Taking into account the corona-19 situation, the meeting will be conducted in accordance with the defense guidelines, and officials from the Radiation Agency, the…

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ARC Sails for Colombia

October 3, 2020 (Google Translation) – From the Jinhae Naval Base, South Gyeongsang province, South Korea, the ARC ship “Almirante Tono” set sail for Guam, United States, its first port of call, to finally arrive at the ARC Cartagena Naval Base, where He will join the Caribbean Naval Force to contribute to the development of maritime operations in Colombian territory.…

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Zhangbogo-III Batch-II Submarine Delivery Scheduled for 2026

September 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Defense Business Agency (Cheongchang Wang Chung-hong) announced that from October this year to the first half of next year, it will be in the production of prototypes for proof-of-test lithium-ion batteries for the deployment of Zhang Bogo-Batch-I-Submarine. The Zhangbogo-III Batch-II submarine (3,600 tons) will be delivered to the Navy in 2026 by applying…

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Former Senior U.S. Navy Employee Charged for Role in Bribery Conspiracy and Lying to Investigators

May 20, 2020 – The former Director of Operations of the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command Office in Busan, Republic of Korea (ROK) was charged in a complaint filed today in connection with his alleged participation in a bribery conspiracy and alleged lying to federal investigators. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Special Agent…

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Summary of Japan-US-Korea Defense Practitioners Consultation (DTT) Results

May 13, 2020 (Google Translation) – The “Japan-US-Korea Defense Practitioners Consultation (DTT)” was held on May 13 (Wednesday) in a video conference format by the defense authorities of the three countries. At this meeting, the Director of the Department of Defense Policy in Japan, the Deputy Secretary of Defense of the Ministry of Defense of Helby from the US, and…

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South Korean Firm DK Marine CEO Pleads Guilty to Bribery Conspiracy to US Navy

May 1, 2020 – The owner and Chief Executive Officer of a Republic of Korea–based company, DK Marine, that provided ship husbanding services to the U.S. Navy pleaded guilty today for his role in a bribery conspiracy. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Special Agent in Charge David Bell of the Naval Criminal Investigative…

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