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US State Department Approves $800 Million Helicopter Sale to South Korea
August 08, 2019

US State Department Approves $800 Million Helicopter Sale to South Korea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of 12 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters to the South Korean Navy.

South Korea’s First-of-Class KSS-III Attack Sub Begins Sea Trials
June 18, 2019

South Korea’s First-of-Class KSS-III Attack Sub Begins Sea Trials

By Franz-Stefan Gady
South Korea’s newest diesel-electric attack sub is expected to be delivered to the Republic of Korea Navy by 2020.
South Korea’s Navy Receives Upgraded Chang Bogo I-Class Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
June 11, 2019

South Korea’s Navy Receives Upgraded Chang Bogo I-Class Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A South Korean shipbuilder handed over to the Navy a retrofitted Chang Bogo I-class diesel-electric sub earlier this week.

South Korea Opens Bid for 12 Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopters
May 22, 2019

South Korea Opens Bid for 12 Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The South Korean defense ministry has kicked off a bid for the country’s second batch of anti-submarine warfare helicopters.

US State Department Approves Sale of 94 SM-2 Block IIIB Missiles to South Korea
May 20, 2019

US State Department Approves Sale of 94 SM-2 Block IIIB Missiles to South Korea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The estimated cost for the missile sale is $314 million.

South Korea Approves Construction of New Destroyers and Submarines
May 02, 2019

South Korea Approves Construction of New Destroyers and Submarines

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The South Korean government has approved the construction of three new guided missile destroyers and three diesel-electric attack submarines.

South Korea Launches First-of-Class 3,000-ton KSS-III Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
September 14, 2018

South Korea Launches First-of-Class 3,000-ton KSS-III Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The first of nine domestically built 3,000-ton diesel-electric air independent propulsion subs was launched on September 14.
US State Department Approves Sale of 6 P-8 Poseidon Sub-Hunting Planes to South Korea
September 14, 2018

US State Department Approves Sale of 6 P-8 Poseidon Sub-Hunting Planes to South Korea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The total contract value for the six P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft is estimated at $2.1 billion.

South Korea to Launch First 3,000-ton KSS-III Diesel-Electric Attack Sub Next Month
August 23, 2018

South Korea to Launch First 3,000-ton KSS-III Diesel-Electric Attack Sub Next Month

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The first of nine locally built 3,000-ton diesel-electric attack subs will reportedly be launched next month.

South Korea Opts for P-8 Poseidon Maritime Surveillance Aircraft in $1.7 Billion Deal
June 26, 2018

South Korea Opts for P-8 Poseidon Maritime Surveillance Aircraft in $1.7 Billion Deal

By Ankit Panda
The P-8s will replace South Korea's aging fleet of P-3 Orion maritime surveillance aircraft.

Will South Korea Build Nuclear Attack Subs?
November 08, 2017

Will South Korea Build Nuclear Attack Subs?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The leaders have reportedly discussed the acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines during their recent summit.
US, ROK, Japan Navies Conduct First Joint Anti-Submarine Warfare Drill
April 05, 2017

US, ROK, Japan Navies Conduct First Joint Anti-Submarine Warfare Drill

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The three navies will conduct a trilateral antisubmarine warfare exercise off the Korean Peninsula April 4-6.

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