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Upgraded F-16 Fighter Jets Boast New Weaponry

Upgraded F-16 Fighter Jets Boast New Weaponry

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The Republic of Korea Air Force announced Monday that it had completed upgrading its F-16 fighter jets, equipping them with AIM-120 mid-range air-to-air missiles and GBU-31JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munition) air-to-ground guided bombs, which will enable them to strike key underground facilities in North Korea and shoot down combat [...]

Taurus Missiles to Start Operation with S. Korean Air Force This Year

Taurus Missiles to Start Operation with S. Korean Air Force This Year

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea plans to deploy dozens of “jamming proof” air-to-ground guided missiles that can be carried on its F-15K fighters in a bid to bolster its strike capabilities amid mounting military threats from North Korea, military officials said Tuesday.   Dozens of Taurus missiles will be brought in from Germany [...]

North Korean Hacking Style Found in Recent Attack on Air Force Website

North Korean Hacking Style Found in Recent Attack on Air Force Website

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent hacking attempt on South Korea’s Air Force’s website apparently used methods mostly employed by North Korean hackers, a military source said Friday, raising suspicion that Pyongyang might have been behind the cyberattack.  Military authorities have been conducting an investigation into a suspected hacking attempt into the official [...]

GE Picked as Preferred Bidder to Supply Engines for Next-generation Fighter Jets

GE Picked as Preferred Bidder to Supply Engines for Next-generation Fighter Jets

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s state arms procurement agency on Thursday said it has picked U.S. company General Electric (GE) as the preferred bidder to supply engines for the country’s next-generation fighter jets.  The U.S. company has been picked as the supplier for the Korean Fighter Experimental (KF-X) program, according to the [...]