Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
April 2010 - South Korea Special Weapons News
- South Korean Families Hold Funeral for Lost Sailors VOA 29 Apr 2010 -- South Korea's president has joined family members in a funeral service for dozens of sailors lost in last month's sinking of a naval warship. Underlying the day's emotion are lingering suspicions that North Korea may have had a direct role in the deaths.
- Pratt & Whitney's Enhanced F100-PW-229 Engines Power First Flight of Korean F-15K Fleet Pratt & Whitney 28 Apr 2010 -- Last week, two Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) engines powered the first flight of a F-15K aircraft planned for delivery to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) later this year. This flight was also the first to be powered by the Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 EEP engine, the latest evolution of the F100 engine family. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
- South Korea Says Torpedo Likely Cause of Warship Sinking VOA 25 Apr 2010 -- South Korean PM Chung Un-chan, left, arrives to hold a press conference as Defense Minister Kim Tae-young follows him at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, 25 Apr 2010
- South Korea Raises Second Half of Sunken Warship VOA 24 Apr 2010 -- South Korea's military has recovered the remaining section of a warship that sank last month after an explosion that a media report blames on North Korea.
- DPRK to Freeze S. Korean Assets in Mt. Kumgang KCNA 23 Apr 2010 -- A spokesman for the General Guidance Bureau for the Development of Scenic Spots of the DPRK issued the following statement Friday:
- North Korea Announces Seizure of South Korean Properties VOA 23 Apr 2010 -- Pyongyang is seizing five South Korean properties at a joint tourism zone in North Korea. Tensions over the zone have been building for nearly two years. The North may confiscate more properties.
- Boeing F-15K41 Successfully Completes 1st Flight Boeing 22 Apr 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] on April 19 conducted the first flight of F-15K41, the first of 21 F-15K Slam Eagles the company is producing under the Next Fighter II contract for the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF). The aircraft, flown by Boeing test pilot Steve Schmidt, took off from Lambert St. Louis International Airport at 2:36 p.m. Central time and landed at 3:44 p.m.
- US and S. Korean Warmongers' War Exercises under Fire KCNA 22 Apr 2010 -- It was recently reported that the U.S. forces and the south Korean puppet army staged what they called "combined live shell firing exercises" in Phochon of Kyonggi Province with huge armed forces and ultramodern war hardware involved.
- U.S. Navy Continues to Support ROK Salvage Operations Navy NewsStand 20 Apr 2010 -- Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK), in the operational role as Commander, Task Force (CTF) 78, assumed the duties as the officer in tactical command of U.S. Navy forces assisting the Republic of Korea (ROK) in the salvage of ROKS Cheonan April 17.
- S. Korea Warns North Role in Sinking Could Harm Nuclear Talks VOA 20 Apr 2010 -- South Korea says multinational talks meant to get rid of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programs would be unlikely to resume if evidence points to a North Korean role in the sinking of a South Korean navy ship.
- Military Commentator Denies Involvement in Ship Sinking KCNA 17 Apr 2010 -- A military commentator Saturday issued an article disclosing the truth about the "story about linkage with the north" floated by the south Korean group of traitors.
- South Korean Officials Say External Blast Sunk Navy Ship VOA 16 Apr 2010 -- South Korean investigators have all but ruled out an on-board accident or collision with rocks as the cause of a navy ship's sinking. The government is still treating the matter delicately, as suspicions remain that North Korea was involved in the sinking.
- Sunken South Korean Warship Raised VOA 15 Apr 2010 -- Salvage crews have lifted the wreckage of a South Korean warship that broke in half and sank following a mysterious explosion last month in the Yellow Sea.
- S. Korean Authorities Wholly to Blame for Derailing Tour KCNA 12 Apr 2010 -- The south Korean puppet group is challenging the north, describing its announcement of the plan to take a measure for freezing real estates of the south side in Mt. Kumgang Tourist Zone as "a violation of property right" and "violation of south-north agreement and international norms." This is a cynical ploy to evade the responsibility for derailing the tour at any cost by misleading the public opinion at home and abroad.
- S. Korea Urged to Stop War Aggression against North KCNA 11 Apr 2010 -- The chief executive of south Korea was recently reported to have kicked up war atmosphere, instructing the warmongers of the military to "get fully ready for any event." His minions let loose a whole string of dangerous war outbursts, trumpeting about the non-existent "threat" and "provocation" from someone.
- S. Korea Wholly to Blame for Derailing Mt. Kumgang Tour KCNA 11 Apr 2010 -- The measure taken on April 8 by the General Guidance Bureau for the Development of Scenic Spots of the DPRK as regards the issue of tour of Mt. Kumgang is the inevitable consequence entailed by the moves of the south Korean authorities to escalate the confrontation with fellow countrymen.
- South Side Assets in Mt. Kumgang to Be Frozen KCNA 08 Apr 2010 -- A spokesman for the General Guidance Bureau for the Development of Scenic Spots of the DPRK issued the following statement Thursday:
- US and S. Korea Announce War Exercises KCNA 08 Apr 2010 -- The U.S. imperialist warmongers announced that they would stage large-scale firepower exercises together with the south Korean puppet army in the U.S. forces training ground in Phochon, Kyonggi Province, in mid April, according to Yonhap News of south Korea on April 6.
- US General: Command Transfer In South Korea Will Proceed Despite Anxieties VOA 06 Apr 2010 -- The commander of American forces stationed in South Korea says a major shift in command structure on the peninsula will proceed as scheduled. He says the alliance between the two countries will be just as effective as in the past six decades.
- US to Assist S. Korea in Probe of Sunken Warship VOA 06 Apr 2010 -- The commander of American forces stationed in Korea says he is confident a team of U.S. experts will help South Korea find out what caused a South Korean warship to sink in disputed waters last month. He says it is still to early to infer any North Korean role in the incident.
- S. Korean Army Fires Gun toward DPRK Post in DMZ KCNA 04 Apr 2010 -- The south Korean puppet forces committed grave armed provocation in the Demilitarized Zone in the eastern sector of the front on Sunday.
- South Korea Sends Warship After Hijacked Oil Tanker VOA 05 Apr 2010 -- South Korea has sent a warship to intercept an oil tanker it believes was hijacked by Somali pirates.
- South Korea calls off search for missing sailors RIA Novosti 04 Apr 2010 -- South Korea has called off a rescue operation for more than 40 sailors who remain unaccounted for since a warship sank last week in the Yellow Sea, the South Korean Yonhap news agency has said.
- S. Korea: Torpedo May Have Sunk Warship VOA 02 Apr 2010 -- South Korea's defense minister says a torpedo might have been responsible for the sinking of a warship near the tense North Korean border last week.
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