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March 2005 South Korea Special Weapons News

  • Northrop Grumman Delivers Enhanced Internal Countermeasures Systems for Korean F-15 Aircraft Northrop Grumman 29 Mar 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) delivered the first five production units of an enhanced internal electronic countermeasures system to The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for use aboard the Republic of Korea's Air Force F-15K, the latest version of the fighter aircraft that began flight testing in early March.
  • U.S. War Exercises Staged in S. Korea Flayed KCNA 29 Mar 2005 -- Foal Eagle and RSOI joint military exercises staged by the U.S. bellicose elements in south Korea were in every respect a military adventure perpetrated to launch military intervention not only against the DPRK but against other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • KOREAS EXECUTION VOA 25 Mar 2005 -- A South Korean lawmaker has shown a video allegedly depicting public executions taking place in North Korea. Human-rights groups say the South Korean government is not giving the video the recognition it deserves, but officials are defending their policies toward Pyongyang.
  • GE F110 Engine Takes to the Skies in F-15K GE Aviation 24 Mar 2005 -- General Electric Company's F110-GE-129 engine is powering Boeing's newest fighter aircraft, the F-15K, in flight tests this month in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • SOKOR/JAPAN RELATIONS VOA 24 Mar 2005 -- South Korean officials are backing away from some tough language by President Roh Moo-Hyun over territorial dispute with Japan. But they continue to say they will not hesitate to confront Tokyo when necessary.
  • NOKOR/ECONOMY VOA 24 Mar 2005 -- A new report says North Korea is making progress in market reforms, as it looks to China and elsewhere for economic expertise.
  • Reorganization of U.S. Forces Assailed KCNA 23 Mar 2005 -- The Bush bellicose forces are absorbed in reorganizing the Second Division of the U.S. forces in south Korea into a new combat system.
  • KCNA on Reorganization of U.S. Troops in S. Korea KCNA 23 Mar 2005 -- The commander of the U.S. second division in south Korea when interviewed by the Stars and Stripes recently said that the majority of his division would be converted into a combat division with increased air and artillery power by this summer strong enough to execute a long-range operation single-handedly.
  • Frequent War Exercises Bound to Lead to War KCNA 23 Mar 2005 -- Thick clouds of war are hovering over the Korean peninsula again.
  • U.S.-S. Korea Military Exercises Assailed KCNA 22 Mar 2005 -- The U.S.-south Korea large-scale war exercises, a combination of RSOI and Foal Eagle, are, to all intents and purposes, a product of their criminal attempt to invade and stifle the DPRK by force, says Rodong Sinmun Monday in a signed commentary.
  • SOUTH KOREA / RICE VOA 20 Mar 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Washington and Seoul agree North Korea should rejoin nuclear disarmament talks without delay. Speaking in Seoul Sunday, Ms. Rice said security guarantees for the North are possible, but she ruled out bilateral talks with Pyongyang, insisting negotiations should be multinational.
  • SOKOR/US/MILITARY EXERCISES VOA 19 Mar 2005 -- U.S. and South Korean forces have begun their annual joint military exercises (Saturday), which North Korea denounced as what it called a rehearsal for war. The exercises began as U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in the South Korean capital, seeking a way to restart talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons programs.
  • U.S. Carrier Enters S. Korean Port KCNA 17 Mar 2005 -- The U.S. aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk anchored at Pusan Port on Monday to participate in the U.S.-south Korea joint war exercises codenamed RSOI and Foal Eagle, which will start on March 19, according to south Korean Yonhap News.
  • SOKOR / JAPAN DISPUTE VOA 17 Mar 2005 -- The South Korean National Security Council says relations with Japan have been "seriously hurt" by a Japanese claim this week to several disputed islands.
  • Boeing Rolls Out First F-15K for Republic of Korea Air Force Boeing 16 Mar 2005 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] revealed the first F-15K Strike Eagle fighter aircraft for the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) today at the Boeing site in St. Louis, Mo.
  • SOKOR/JAPAN ISLANDS VOA 16 Mar 2005 -- South Korea vented its anger Wednesday after a regional legislature in Japan passed a symbolic resolution about a set of disputed islands. As street protests over the matter are intensifying in Seoul, so is the level of the South Korean government's official response.
  • Projected U.S.-S. Korea Joint Military Drills Assailed KCNA 15 Mar 2005 -- A spokesman for the Korean National Peace Committee issued a statement Monday and bitterly denounced the U.S. and the south Korean authorities for their plan to stage RSOI and Foal Eagle military exercises from March 19 to 25, branding them as an unpardonable move to ignite a war of aggression and inflict the terrible holocaust of a nuclear war on the Korean nation.
  • Planned War Game Flailed KCNA 05 Mar 2005 -- The U.S. imperialists and bellicose forces of the south Korean military announced that they would stage the RSOI and Foal Eagle, large-scale joint military exercises, from March 19 to 25, according to the south Korean KBS.
  • S. Korean Army Accused of Opening Fire at North Side KCNA 02 Mar 2005 -- South Korean army fired a machine gun at a post of the north side in the area near the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) on Feb. 28, according to military sources.
  • S. Korean Military Warned against Anti-north Provocation KCNA 01 Mar 2005 -- The Navy Command of the Korean People's Army issued a press release Monday to accuse the south Korean army of its continued military provocations in the West Sea of Korea.
  • KOREA UPRISING PROTEST VOA 01 Mar 2005 -- South Koreans are celebrating their country's Independence Day holiday. Some South Koreans, particularly members of the older generation, also used the occasion to lobby the government for a firmer approach in dealing with North Korea.

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