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Ministry to Employ Latest Technologies to Boost Military Logistics Efficiency

Ministry to Employ Latest Technologies to Boost Military Logistics Efficiency

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The defense ministry said Wednesday that it plans to establish a defense “big data” system this year as part of efforts to enhance the military’s logistical capabilities by harnessing cutting-edge technologies. It is one of the ministry’s 18 plans to be pushed for this year under the Defense Reform [...]

‘PC Bangs’ Favorite Place for Soldiers Going Out on Weekdays

‘PC Bangs’ Favorite Place for Soldiers Going Out on Weekdays

GOSEONG/YANGGU, Mar. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Internet cafes, called “PC bangs” in Korean, are the favorite place for rank-and-file soldiers to spend time outside their barracks after work on weekdays, according to a survey released today. On Feb. 1, the defense ministry allowed ordinary soldiers to go off base after work for four hours on [...]

Military Seeks to Harness Cutting-edge Technologies for Troop Training

Military Seeks to Harness Cutting-edge Technologies for Troop Training

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s military will seek to employ virtual reality, artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies for field training, defense operations and troop welfare, Seoul’s defense ministry said Friday. Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo convened a session of his ministry’s “smart defense innovation” panel to discuss how to capitalize on such [...]

S. Korean Soldiers Most Excited to Talk to Friends and Family After Cell Phone Ban Lifted

S. Korean Soldiers Most Excited to Talk to Friends and Family After Cell Phone Ban Lifted

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — As cell phone use on South Korean military bases will be permitted for all military personnel in April, soldiers are waiting in excitement to freely make phone calls to their friends and family. According to a study conducted by Defense Media Agency, the majority of the soldiers said they [...]