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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 [...]

Army’s UH-1H Choppers Retired After 52 yrs of Service

Army’s UH-1H Choppers Retired After 52 yrs of Service

SEOUL, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The Army’s decades-old fleet of UH-1H helicopters are being retired this week, with South Korea’s homegrown multi-role chopper Surion replacing them, the military said Monday. The Army held a retirement ceremony, presided over by Aviation Operations Command Commander Maj. Gen. Kang Sun-young, commemorating UH-1H’s 52 years of service to [...]

Army Pushing to Establish Research Center for Next-generation Weapons

Army Pushing to Establish Research Center for Next-generation Weapons

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Army is pushing to set up a research institute for next-generation technologies, such as artificial intelligence and drones to expedite the development of “next-generation game changers,” officers said Tuesday. The military recently launched a preliminary feasibility test on the establishment of its own research center and has been [...]

Military Personnel Volunteer as Teachers for ‘Dream Start’ Program

Military Personnel Volunteer as Teachers for ‘Dream Start’ Program

YANGGU, Apr. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Army soldiers are showing a softer side, volunteering as study room teachers for children from local vulnerable areas. Yanggu County in Gangwon Province will run a “small study room” where six soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division will be invited as instructors to teach children as part of the [...]

Army Introduces New Forensic Probe System Targeting Drone Crimes

Army Introduces New Forensic Probe System Targeting Drone Crimes

SEOUL, Apr. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Army has recently established a new forensic investigation system to counter the illicit use of commercial drones for infiltrating and filming military installations, officials said Monday. The armed service’s Central Investigation Group introduced the system for the detailed analysis of crimes and accidents involving drones. It has [...]