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Why Did South Korea Decide to Build Aircraft Carriers?
August 18, 2020

Why Did South Korea Decide to Build Aircraft Carriers?

By Robert Farley
The ships will form the core of a well-balanced fleet.

South Korea’s Navy Receives Third Upgraded Chang Bogo I-Class Diesel Electric Submarine
November 05, 2019

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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A South Korean ship maker delivered a retrofitted Chang Bogo I-class diesel-electric sub to the Navy on November 1.
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.

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