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Hanwha Systems Named Prime Negotiator for Development of AI Staff Officer

Hanwha Systems Named Prime Negotiator for Development of AI Staff Officer

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean company has been selected to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) staff officer that would provide analysis and statistical information for decision-making by military commanders. Hanwha Systems Co., a solution provider for defense electronics, recently announced that it was selected as a prime negotiator by the Agency [...]

Debate over Mandatory Military Service for Women Rekindled

Debate over Mandatory Military Service for Women Rekindled

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A long-standing debate over South Korean women participating in mandatory military service has rekindled following anticipation that the military will face a lack of personnel in 10 years due to the decreasing national population. The country should consider enlisting women for the military, experts argue, if it intends to [...]

S. Korea Begins Procedures to Develop Technologies for Light Aircraft Carrier

S. Korea Begins Procedures to Develop Technologies for Light Aircraft Carrier

SEOUL, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Military officials and defense researchers were to hold their first meeting Tuesday to develop core technologies necessary to build and deploy the country’s first light aircraft carrier by 2033, the arms procurement agency said. The military has been pushing to secure the 40,000-ton light aircraft carrier to “proactively respond [...]

S. Korea’s 1st Military Training Vessel Delivered to Navy

S. Korea’s 1st Military Training Vessel Delivered to Navy

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The Navy has received the military’s first vessel designed for training, the arms procurement agency said Wednesday, as the country pushes to enhance naval combat capabilities. The 4,500-ton Hansando is equipped with stealth functions and a computer-based training system to allow trainees to take part in simulated combat exercises, [...]

Military Lifts Vacation Ban for Troops as Gov’t Eases Social Distancing Scheme

Military Lifts Vacation Ban for Troops as Gov’t Eases Social Distancing Scheme

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The defense ministry decided to lift a vacation ban for enlisted service members after the government eased social distancing guidelines on the new coronavirus, officials said Monday. Since mid-August, the military authorities banned rank-and-file troops from vacationing and off-base movement, as the country saw a surge in confirmed COVID-19 [...]

Google Pledges US$500,000 for Virus Self-checkup Site Developed by S. Korea’s Military

Google Pledges US$500,000 for Virus Self-checkup Site Developed by S. Korea’s Military

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Google has pledged US$500,000 to help expand a coronavirus self-diagnosis website developed by the South Korean military’s Medical Command in cooperation with government and private experts, officials said Friday. The COVID-19 checkup site helps users decide whether to visit hospitals depending on the symptoms they experience, according to the [...]