Anduril pairs with Korean shipbuilder to design new unmanned platforms

[ad_1] U.S. defense tech company Anduril Industries and South Korean shipbuilder HD Hyundai Heavy Industries said they’re teaming up to reimagine and expand American and allied seapower. The collaboration could take many forms, including pairing current Anduril software capabilities with Hyundai’s manned and unmanned platforms, according Anduril Chief Strategy Officer Christian Brose, who told Defense … Read more

South Korean military paves way for robotic vehicles in its ranks

[ad_1] CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — As its military looks to tap new technologies to compensate for a dwindling conscript force, South Korea has launched a tender to procure unmanned ground vehicles for the nation’s Army and Marines Corps. A tender published by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration earlier this month lists a budget of 49.63 … Read more

US, Japan, S Korea hold drills in disputed sea as Biden hosts leaders

[ad_1] ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT — A U.S. carrier strike group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has held a two-day joint exercise with its allies Japan and South Korea as U.S. President Joe Biden met for talks with leaders from Japan and the Philippines at the White House. The military and diplomatic maneuvers are … Read more

US Navy secretary points to foreign shipyards’ practices to fix delays

[ad_1] NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The U.S. Navy has released a road map partly aimed at improving ship construction and repair yards, as the service grapples with how to get its major shipbuilding programs back on schedule. A week after releasing a shipbuilding review that acknowledged several top ship programs are one to three years … Read more

South Korea launches second military spy satellite

[ad_1] SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has successfully launched its second military spy satellite into orbit, days after North Korea reaffirmed its plan to launch multiple reconnaissance satellites this year. The Koreas each launched their first spy satellites last year — North Korea in November and South Korea in December — amid heightened animosities. … Read more

First South Korean 425 Project observation satellite launched

[ad_1] The first Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite of the Korea 425 Project constellation was launched using a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on 7 April 2024. The Korea 425 Project is a joint project by Thales Alenia Space, Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Hanwha Systems Corporation (HSC) with the South Korean Agency for Defence and Development … Read more

Indonesia turns to France’s Naval Group for submarines

[ad_1] CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Indonesia has signed a contract with local firm PT PAL and France’s Naval Group for two Scorpene-class submarines, the latter business announced. The two companies will jointly build the boats under the deal, inked March 28. The Indonesian Navy’s future submarines are described as Scorpene Evolved Full LiB submarines featuring … Read more

Asian nations rushing to buy counter-drone tech as conflicts intensify

[ad_1] SINGAPORE — Asian nations are expanding their use of counter-drone systems for military use amid the increasing prevalence of unmanned aerial vehicles crossing shared borders, and companies in the U.S. and Singapore are looking to meet demand. Governments in the region have been using counter-drone technologies for almost a decade for security, but the … Read more

North Korea fires suspected intermediate-range ballistic missile

[ad_1] North Korea fired a suspected intermediate-range ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, in a move that sparked immediate condemnation from the prime minister of Japan. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said that it detected the launch of what appeared to be a ballistic missile … Read more

South Korea hires LIG Nex1 to make new maritime missile, replace SM-2

[ad_1] CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — South Korea has awarded a contract to LIG Nex1 to develop a new naval surface-to-air missile destined to arm destroyers. The contract, issued by the Defense Acquisition and Program Administration on March 14, is worth 330.6 billion won (U.S. $246.9 million). The new weapon, dubbed Ship-to-Air Missile-II, is expected to … Read more