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South Korean Army Unveils Revolutionary Shooting Range with Shields for Enhanced Safety

South Korean Army Unveils Revolutionary Shooting Range with Shields for Enhanced Safety

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – In a significant advancement for military training facilities, the South Korean Army has unveiled the nation’s first shooting range with a barrier wall structure, designed to drastically reduce grenade shrapnel, stray bullets, and firing noise. This ground-breaking development represents a major step forward in enhancing both training efficiency and community [...]

Army Launches Study to Improve Female Soldier Integration Amidst Recruiting Challenges

Army Launches Study to Improve Female Soldier Integration Amidst Recruiting Challenges

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Amidst a dwindling birth rate and diminishing military recruitment resources, the South Korean Army is faced with the grim prospect of being unable to fill as many as 300,000 positions by 2040. In response, the Army is taking proactive steps to explore the more effective integration of female soldiers.  On [...]

Army Officer Under Probe for Allegedly Going AWOL to Visit Unit Where BTS Member Jin is Stationed

Army Officer Under Probe for Allegedly Going AWOL to Visit Unit Where BTS Member Jin is Stationed

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Army said Friday it is investigating an officer for allegedly sneaking out of base to visit the unit where K-pop supergroup BTS member Jin is stationed for his mandatory military service. In January, the 20-something nursing officer of an unidentified Army unit left her base without permission and [...]

Cutting-edge Technology Backs Border Troops Against N. Korean Threats Along DMZ

Cutting-edge Technology Backs Border Troops Against N. Korean Threats Along DMZ

HWACHEON, April 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Less than a decade ago, ground troops used to monitor the heavily-fortified border primarily by eye and with binoculars, and through other tried-and-true methods requiring their around-the-clock presence. But their onerous workload has eased, as the military has introduced cutting-edge equipment, such as high-resolution cameras and sensor systems, to [...]

S. Korea, U.S. Conduct Live-fire Drills Near Inter-Korean Border

S. Korea, U.S. Conduct Live-fire Drills Near Inter-Korean Border

SEOUL/POCHEON, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea and the United States have staged a large-scale combined live-fire exercise near the inter-Korean border, the South’s Army said Thursday, in a show of the allies’ “tremendous” firepower amid North Korea’s evolving threats. The four-day drills took place at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in Pocheon, about [...]

S. Korea’s Advanced Army Unit, U.S. Stryker Team Hold Joint Drills Near Border with N. Korea

S. Korea’s Advanced Army Unit, U.S. Stryker Team Hold Joint Drills Near Border with N. Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s advanced Army unit armed with cutting-edge weapons has staged a joint field exercise with a Stryker Brigade Combat Team from the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division near the inter-Korean border. The practice kicked off on Jan. 2 for a two-week run in the border city of Paju, about [...]

S. Korea’s Army Seeks Advanced Interception System Against New N.K. Missiles

S. Korea’s Army Seeks Advanced Interception System Against New N.K. Missiles

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Army said Thursday it is pushing to acquire an advanced interception system to defend against evolving missile and artillery threats from North Korea. It unveiled the plan for the acquisition of the low altitude missile defense-II (LAMD-II) system that is intended to shoot down North Korea’s new [...]

Fans Vow Continued Support for BTS’ Second Chapter After Military Service

Fans Vow Continued Support for BTS’ Second Chapter After Military Service

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Ardent fans of K-pop supergroup BTS were shocked Monday by the announcement of the members’ plan to fulfill their mandatory military service, but accepted what was coming and promised to remain their ARMY during the transition period. Known as ARMY (Adorable Representative MC for Youth), BTS’ global fan base [...]