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2002 South Korea Special Weapons News

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December

  • Korean Unification Bulletin ( No.50 Dec, 2002) Ministry of Unification -- Working-level Contact for the Construction of Gaeseong Industrial Complex
  • Overview of Intra-Korean Exchanges & Cooperation for for Dec 2002 Ministry of Unification
  • KOREAS / U-S VOA 25 Dec 2002 -- South Korea says President Bush will send an envoy to Seoul next month to consult on the growing crisis over North Korea's nuclear program
  • KOREA/ROH-U-S VOA 21 Dec 2002 -- South Korea's president-elect Roh Moo-hyun has accepted an invitation to meet U-S President Bush in Washington. The two leaders pledged to strengthen bilateral ties and work for a peaceful answer to North Korea's nuclear program
  • BUSH/SOUTH KOREA VOA 20 Dec 2002 -- President Bush has congratulated South Korea's president-elect, Roh Moo-hyun. The White House says it supports Mr. Roh's move to improve relations with North Korea
  • SOKOR ROH PROFILE VOA 20 Dec 2002-- Liberal human-rights lawyer Roh Moo-hyun (PRONO: NO MOO HEE-UN) is president-elect of South Korea
  • SOKOR/U-S VOA 20 Dec 2002-- Hours after winning the South Korean presidency, Roh Moo-hyun (PRONO: NO MOO HEE-UN) underscored the importance of his country's ties with the United States, but said the relationship between the two should undergo adjustments
  • BUSH / SOUTH KOREA VOA 19 Dec 2002 -- President Bush has congratulated South Korea's new president-elect Roh Moo-hyun. The White House says it supports Mr. Roh's move to improve relations with North Korea
  • SOUTH KOREA / ELECTIONS RESULTS VOA 19 Dec 2002 -- South Korean ruling party candidate Roh Moo-hyun has won Thursday's presidential election, a contest dominated by concerns about North Korea. Mr. Roh has pledged to maintain the current government's policy of engaging communist North Korea, despite recent revelations about its nuclear program
  • SOUTH KOREA/ELECTIONS VOA 19 Dec 2002-- South Koreans are now voting (Thursday) for a new president in an election that pits a human rights lawyer against a former Supreme Court judge
  • KOREA/ELECTION CURTAIN RAISER VOA 18 Dec 2002 -- South Korea's voters go to the polls to elect a new president Thursday. North Korea's latest security threat and South Korea's ambivalence over its ties with the United States have emerged as the campaign's key issues, with the two top candidates offering different approaches
  • SOUTH KOREA/ELECTION VOA 18 Dec 2002 -- South Koreans are voting for the nation's 16th president Thursday in an election overshadowed by anti-American sentiment and mounting concerns over North Korea's nuclear weapons. The two top candidates offer contrasting visions of the nations future
  • KOREA/ELECTION CURTAIN RAISER VOA 18 Dec 2002-- South Korea's voters go to the polls to elect a new president Thursday
  • Korean youths attack 8th Army officer Army News Service 16 Dec 2002-- Three Korean males, including one armed with a knife, attacked an unarmed U.S. Army officer last night just outside the gate of Yongsan Garrison.
  • KOREA U-S VOA 13 Dec 2002 -- Thousands of South Koreans have staged a protest against the United States. It is a sign of growing anti-U-S sentiment just at a time when Seoul and Washington are seeking a common approach towards North Korea's reactivation of its nuclear operations
  • KOREA / ARMITAGE VOA 10 Dec 2002 -- U-S Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage has met with South Korean leaders in Seoul to drum up support for a possible war to disarm Iraq. But the day was overshadowed by growing anti-American sentiment over a deadly accident involving U-S soldiers. The status of thousands of U-S forces in South Korea may be reviewed
  • Daily Press Briefing State Department 09 Dec 2002 -- Deputy Secretary Armitage's Travel / Meetings
  • U.S., South Korean Officials Work to Solidify Security Alliance Washington File 09 Dec 2002-- The United States and the Republic of Korea remain committed to furthering close cooperation on security issues on the Korean peninsula, according to a joint communique issued December 5 by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and his South Korean counterpart, Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Lee Jun.
  • SOKOR/U-S MILITARY VOA 07 Dec 2002 -- Thousands of South Koreans demonstrated in Seoul Saturday to protest the acquittal of two U-S soldiers whose vehicle crushed and killed two schoolgirls last June. The protesters were demanding a change to the bilateral agreement governing the legal status of U-S soldiers stationed in South Korea. The rising wave of anti-U-S sentiment led to the cancellation of a congressional trip to South
  • T-50 ACHIEVES OPERATIONAL CEILING MILESTONE Lockheed Martin 02 Dec 2002 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) announced today that the T-50 Golden Eagle advanced supersonic trainer reached its operational ceiling of 40,000 feet on Nov. 25.
  • SOKOR U-S PROTESTERS VOA 02 Dec 2002-- A group of South Korean activists have left for the United States to protest the acquittal of two U-S soldiers charged with the deaths of two schoolgirls in a road accident. The case has sparked widespread anger in South Korea
  • T-50 ACHIEVES OPERATIONAL CEILING MILESTONE Lockheed Martin 02 Dec 2002 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) announced today that the T-50 Golden Eagle advanced supersonic trainer reached its operational ceiling of 40,000 feet on Nov. 25.

November

  • Korean Unification Bulletin ( No.49 Nov, 2002) Ministry of Unification -- Minister Jeong Speaks at the Korea Society Breakfast / The 3rd Inter-Korean Economic Committee Meeting / Working-level Talks on Transportation / Law on Gaesong Industrial Zone Adopted
  • Overview of Intra-Korean Exchanges & Cooperation for Nov 2002 Ministry of Unification
  • SKOREA/ELECTION VOA 28 Nov 2002 -- The official campaign for South Korea's presidential elections in December has begun, with two leading candidates vying for the top job. The country's economy and relations with North Korea are among the top issues dominating the campaign
  • Second Lockheed Martin/Korea Aerospace T-50 Trainer Takes to the Air Lockheed Martin 12 Nov 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Corp. [NYSE: LMT] and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) announced today that the second T-50 Golden Eagle advanced jet trainer has successfully completed its initial flight.
  • KOREAS TALKS VOA 09 Nov 2002 -- South Korea has reportedly ruled out new economic contacts with North Korea until it addresses international concerns over its nuclear weapons program. This comes as officials from South Korea, Japan and the United States meet in Tokyo to discuss the growing crisis over North Korea's apparent violation of a 1994 nuclear arms control agreement
  • NORTH KOREA GREGG VOA 06 Nov 2002 -- A former U-S ambassador to South Korea says that North Korea views an international accord requiring it to dismantle its nuclear weapons program is "hanging by a thread." The comments by Donald Gregg appear to contradict assertions from the United States that Pyongyang is still attempting to build nuclear arms.
  • SOUTH KOREA STRIKES VOA 06 Nov 2002-- Facing a national industrial strike, South Koreans lawmakers have for now dropped a bill to shorten the work week - which the unions say would have cut pay and holiday entitlements
  • SOUTH KOREA/STRIKE VOA 05 Nov 2002-- Thousands of South Korean workers have staged a mass walkout to protest government proposals for a five-day work week. The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions says the measures also mean a reduction in holiday entitlements and lower incomes
  • SOUTH KOREA KIM SENTENCING VOA 01 Nov 2002-- A son of the South Korean president has been sentenced to prison for corruption while another son awaits sentencing on similar charges

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August

  • KOREAS TALKS VOA 30 Aug 2002-- North and South Korean officials have agreed to reconnect severed rail and road links across their common border
  • KOREA TALKS VOA 28 Aug 2002 -- Talks are underway in Seoul between delegates from North and South Korea on reconnecting rail and road links across the heavily guarded border that divides the two countries.
  • Republic Of Korea's T-50 Advanced Jet Trainer Completes First Flight GE Aviation 20 Aug 2002 -- An F404-GE-102 augmented turbofan engine, developed jointly by GE Aircraft Engines (GEAE) and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), powered the successful first flight, on August 20, of the KAI/Lockheed Martin T-50 advanced jet trainer.
  • T-50 Jet Trainer Completes Historic First Flight in Milestone for Korea Aerospace Industries and Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin 20 Aug 2002 -- The T-50 Golden Eagle successfully completed its historic first flight at the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) facility at Sachon, South Korea, on August 20. Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] is a major participant in the T-50 program.
  • KOREAS TALKS VOA 14 Aug 2002-- Ministerial talks between North and South Korea ended Wednesday with plans to resume several cooperation projects
  • KONGDAN OH on Talks VOA 13 Aug 2002-- North and South Korea have completed a second day of high-level talks in Seoul, following Monday's successful resumption of a dialogue stalled since last November. Both sides report progress on key issues
  • CHARLES ARMSTRONG on Talks VOA 13 Aug 2002-- North and South Korea have ended a second day of high-level talks in Seoul, with both sides reporting progress on key issues. Topics up for discussion range from family reunification to restoring rail links. Charles Armstrong is the Director of the Korea Research Center at Columbia University in New York
  • BAE SYSTEMS to supply radar warning receivers for Korean F-15K Fighter BAE Systems 12 Aug 2002 -- BAE Systems has received a contract to develop and manufacture the next-generation radar warning receivers (RWR) for the Republic of Korea's F-15K fighter program.
  • Lockheed Martin Wins $163 Million Order for TIGER EyesTM Sensor Suite for Korean F-15K Aircraft Lockheed Martin 06 Aug 2002 -- Lockheed Martin received a $163.7 million order from The Boeing Company to produce the advanced TIGER EyesTM Sensor Suite that will provide targeting, navigation, terrain-following and Infrared Search & Track (IRST) capability for F-15K fighter jets recently ordered by the Republic of Korea Air Force.
  • KOREA/TALKS VOA 03 Aug 2002-- South Korea is pushing North Korea to restart a stalled dialogue on reunification, but it also is demanding an official apology for a deadly naval battle in June

July

  • KAI and Lockheed Martin Team Begins Durability Testing on T-50 Lockheed Martin 30 Jul 2002 -- Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, a business area of Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE: LMT], began durability testing on the T-50 Golden Eagle advanced jet trainer on July 22.
  • KOREAS/TALKS VOA 30 Jul 2002-- South Korea has accepted a North Korean offer to reopen negotiations on improving relations between the two nations
  • Korea Aerospace Industries and Lockheed Martin Highlight Progress on T-50 Development and Industrial Cooperation Lockheed Martin 24 Jul 2002 -- Officials from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company highlighted today (July 24, 2002) at the Farnborough Air Show in England
  • The Naval Clash on the Yellow Sea on 29 June 2002 between South and North Korea 01 Jul 2002-- As the 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup games was drawing successfully to a close, two North Korean patrol ships crossed the Northern Limit Line, or NLL, over the Yellow Sea. One of the North Korean patrol ships opened surprise fire at a ROK Navy speed boat(PKM: Patrol Killer Medium). The naval clash resulted in the death of four ROK sailors, one missing, and 19 injured. One damaged South Korean PKM sank while being towed. From the North Korean side, one patrol ship was destroyed and we believe that the North Koreans also suffered heavy casualties as well.

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