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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 [...]

Military Showcases High-Tech Training System Based on Virtual Reality

Military Showcases High-Tech Training System Based on Virtual Reality

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean army showed off firing exercises based on virtual reality and training exercises in augmented reality at the Korean Military Academy yesterday with 80 high-level military officials present at the demonstration session including Kim Yong-u, the Army Chief of Staff. Last year, the Korean Military Academy won a [...]