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S. Korea Deploys Advanced 81-mm Mortar System

S. Korea Deploys Advanced 81-mm Mortar System

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) — An upgraded version of South Korea’s indigenous 81-millimeter mortar system has been delivered to Army units for the first time since its development, the arms procurement agency said Thursday. South Korea wrapped up the development of the advanced mortar system with its own technology in 2019 after five years [...]

BTS Curates Room for ARMY

BTS Curates Room for ARMY

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — What would it look like if K-pop megastar BTS members decorated a fan’s room? The septet recently introduced a new series titled Curated for ARMY, where they become curators to decorate the rooms of its dedicated fan base ARMY. Visitors can access an audio guide by clicking on props [...]

Army to Introduce Modern Laundry Facilities

Army to Introduce Modern Laundry Facilities

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Military bases across the country will soon have laundry rooms with modern appliances. The Army announced Monday the introduction of laundry rooms at barracks, equipped with cutting-edge laundry machines and lounges. It will set up and operate laundry rooms at five different locations until Jan. 31 before additional rooms [...]

Army to Push for AI-based Surveillance System in Border, Coastal Regions

Army to Push for AI-based Surveillance System in Border, Coastal Regions

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Army said Friday it will push to establish a surveillance system that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) along the inter-Korean border areas and coastal regions to beef up its security posture. The move came after a series of security breaches this year, including illegal entries of Chinese people into [...]

Army Installs Temporary Bridge for Remote Mountain Village Suffering from Flood Damage

Army Installs Temporary Bridge for Remote Mountain Village Suffering from Flood Damage

INJE, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A military-purpose bridge, which are typically installed temporarily to replace a broken bridge during wartime or to help troops cross a river, has been installed in a remote mountain village in Gangwon Province. About 70 soldiers from the engineer brigade under the Republic of Korea Army 3rd Corps installed [...]

Forcibly Discharged Transgender Soldier Files Lawsuit Against Army Decision

Forcibly Discharged Transgender Soldier Files Lawsuit Against Army Decision

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A former South Korean solider, who was forcibly discharged after a sex reassignment surgery, on Tuesday filed an administrative suit against the Army’s decision, saying it was unconstitutional. Byun Hee-soo, 22, who had the rank of staff sergeant, underwent the operation in Thailand last year and expressed desire to [...]