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S. Korea Turns to Traditional Deterrence Playbook

S. Korea Turns to Traditional Deterrence Playbook

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea appears to be turning to a tried-and-true deterrence playbook marked by its arms buildup, a threat of “unsparing” punishment and scaled-up military drills as it faces evolving North Korean security challenges, analysts said Wednesday. That playbook revolves around three Cs: military capabilities, communication to a recalcitrant North [...]

Military to Join Hands with IT Companies for AI Education

Military to Join Hands with IT Companies for AI Education

SEOUL, July 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s military is joining hands with IT representatives to train technology specialists. The Ministry of National Defense and the Ministry of Science and ICT announced Tuesday that they will start a joint artificial intelligence (AI) and software training program for military personnel, aimed at developing 1,000 military specialists for the [...]

Military Develops New Technology for Automatic Creation of Navigation Software

Military Develops New Technology for Automatic Creation of Navigation Software

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s military has developed new technology for the automatic generation of navigation software for guided weapons and unmanned aircraft on the basis of the concept of module assembly. The state-run Agency for Defense Development (ADD) said Tuesday it had independently secured navigation software development technology designed to automatically create [...]

S. Korean, U.S. Navies Hold Combined Exercise in Waters Off Okinawa

S. Korean, U.S. Navies Hold Combined Exercise in Waters Off Okinawa

SEOUL, June 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea and the United States staged a combined exercise in international waters off Okinawa this week, the military said Saturday, in yet another move highlighting the allies’ joint defense posture. The three-day exercise, which ended Saturday, was aimed at bolstering the allies’ mission capabilities against North Korea’s provocations, [...]

S. Korea Refers to N. Korean Military as ‘Our Enemy’ in Troop Education Materials

S. Korea Refers to N. Korean Military as ‘Our Enemy’ in Troop Education Materials

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s defense ministry has distributed troop education materials that refer to North Korea’s military and its regime as “our enemy,” officials said Monday, in a reflection of the conservative Yoon Suk-yeol administration’s tough security stance. The preceding liberal Moon Jae-in administration avoided using the expression amid its push [...]

Military Develops Off-road Autonomous Driving Tech

Military Develops Off-road Autonomous Driving Tech

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s military has developed self-driving technology that enables vehicles to navigate through unconventional, rough terrain, a state-run defense research agency said Tuesday. The artificial intelligence (AI) technology allows cars to analyze and identify drivable areas based on “training data” collected from test runs, and control their navigation even [...]