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Military to Incorporate Unmanned Combat Systems with Units amid Population Decline

Military to Incorporate Unmanned Combat Systems with Units amid Population Decline

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean military will look to incorporate unmanned combat systems into manned units starting as early as 2024 amid a shrinking population, defense ministry sources said Tuesday. The sources said the military studied the effects of forming units mixed with personnel and unmanned weapons earlier this year and [...]

S. Korean Military Declares ‘Zero Tolerance’ Against Sex Offenders

S. Korean Military Declares ‘Zero Tolerance’ Against Sex Offenders

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s military law-enforcement authorities announced plans Wednesday for tougher punishment against sex offenders amid the spread of the #MeToo movement in the country. In a report to the National Assembly, the Military Court of Korea said it will introduce the so-called “one strike, you’re out” system against soldiers [...]

South Korean Military Says THAAD Ready for Actual Operation

South Korean Military Says THAAD Ready for Actual Operation

SEOUL, April 27 (Yonhap) – South Korea’s defense ministry announced Thursday that an advanced American missile defense system here will soon be put into “actual operation” to counter North Korea’s ballistic missile threats. Hours earlier, Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), told U.S. congressmen that the THAAD system will become operational [...]

South Korean Military Acceptance Rate Falls with Population Shift

South Korean Military Acceptance Rate Falls with Population Shift

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The competition to join the South Korean military, which recently heightened amid a nation-wide economic downturn and rising youth unemployment, is subsiding with the number of South Korean youth gradually declining.  According to the Ministry of National Defense, there were 566,656 young applicants to South Korea’s mandatory military service [...]

S. Korea’s Warships to Have New Missiles for Ground Targets

S. Korea’s Warships to Have New Missiles for Ground Targets

SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) – South Korea’s Navy has completed the development of new tactical ship-to-ground guided missiles which would enhance its ability to strike North Korea’s key military facilities, the country’s arms procurement agency said Tuesday.  South Korea will start mass-producing the missiles with two types of launch systems — inclined and vertical — [...]