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U.S. Navy Ship Makes Port in Busan amid Tension with North Korea

U.S. Navy Ship Makes Port in Busan amid Tension with North Korea

BUSAN, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – A military source confirmed Wednesday that the USNS Howard O. Lorenzen – capable of tracking and monitoring ballistic missiles – is currently stationed in Busan, South Korea’s largest port, amid recent threats from North Korea that have been raising international concern.  The 12,845-ton vessel went into operation in 2014, [...]

Korean Navy Deploys Four Wildcat Choppers

Korean Navy Deploys Four Wildcat Choppers

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea mobilized four of its new “Wildcat” maritime helicopters for military operations Wednesday, aircraft that will be primarily responsible for neutralizing threats from North Korean submarines.  The four aircraft are among eight AgustaWestland AW-159 Wildcat choppers delivered to the navy last year, with the other four to be [...]

First Show of Force for Korean Navy in 2017

First Show of Force for Korean Navy in 2017

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The Republic of Korea Navy carried out its first maritime drill of 2017 on Monday with some 20 warships, including its newest 2,500-ton frigates, 1,000-ton patrol vessels, and 130-ton attack boats, participating.  According to officials, the drills, which took place on all three – western, eastern, southern –  coastal [...]

Korea Launches Eighth 1,800-ton Submarine

Korea Launches Eighth 1,800-ton Submarine

GEOJE, South Korea, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea launched its eighth 1,800-ton “KSS-II” submarine on Tuesday dubbed the Lee Beom-seok, named after a renowned independence movement fighter during the Japanese colonial rule, who served as a prime minister and defense minister after the Japanese occupation ended.  The ship is scheduled for deployment in [...]

Daewoo Shipbuilding Launches 2nd Submarine for Indonesian Navy

Daewoo Shipbuilding Launches 2nd Submarine for Indonesian Navy

GEOJE Island, South Korea, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., a major South Korean shipbuilder, launched a 1,400-ton diesel submarine on Monday for the Indonesian navy, a company official said.  The submarine is the second of the three submarines being built under a 2011 deal worth US$1.1 billion. In March, [...]