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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 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.

Japan and South Korea’s Unnecessary Squabble
January 12, 2019

Japan and South Korea’s Unnecessary Squabble

By Sukjoon Yoon
The radar lock-on spat centers on a key point: search and rescue operations are not warfare.

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.

South Korea Seeks $400 Million ‘Offset’ in Sub-Killer Helicopter Deal
November 14, 2017

South Korea Seeks $400 Million ‘Offset’ in Sub-Killer Helicopter Deal

By Franz-Stefan Gady
South Korea seeks technology transfers or other benefits from a foreign supplier for the supply of 12 anti-submarine warfare helicopters.

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.
ROK Navy Deploys 4 More Sub-Killer Helicopters
July 07, 2017

ROK Navy Deploys 4 More Sub-Killer Helicopters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The last four AW 159 anti-submarine warfare helicopters have joined the Republic of Korea Navy.

South Korea to Buy 12 Sub Killer Helicopters
January 27, 2017

South Korea to Buy 12 Sub Killer Helicopters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Seoul will field 12 additional maritime patrol helicopters by 2022 to counter North Korean submarines.

South Korea Mulls Purchase of 4 Advanced US Sub Killer Planes
September 02, 2016

South Korea Mulls Purchase of 4 Advanced US Sub Killer Planes

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Following Pyongyang’s latest missile test, Seoul is considering boosting its anti-submarine warfare capabilities.

South Korea Receives Four New ‘Submarine Killer’ Helicopters
June 15, 2016

South Korea Receives Four New ‘Submarine Killer’ Helicopters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Republic of Korea Navy will operationally deploy the new aircraft by the middle of 2017.
ROK Navy Launches New Warship Capable of Hitting Targets Inside North Korea
June 09, 2016

ROK Navy Launches New Warship Capable of Hitting Targets Inside North Korea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new ship will be commissioned by the end of 2018.

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