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May 2019 - South Korea Special Weapons News

  • S. Korean Authorities Launch Provocative Military Drill KCNA 27 May 2019 -- According to media reports, south Korean authorities launched Ulji Thaeguk drill throughout south Korea on May 27.
  • Experts: Combine US, S. Korean Missile Systems to Boost Defense vs. North VOA 26 May 2019 -- South Korea should integrate its missile defense system with that of the U.S. to maximize the combined capabilities to counter a potential incoming flight of North Korea's missiles across the border, experts said in the wake of Pyongyang's two missile launches in early May.
  • South Korean Officer Killed, 4 Injured in Accident Involving Destroyer - Reports Sputnik 24 May 2019 -- A South Korean Navy officer was killed and four others were wounded in an accident involving the destroyer Choe Yeong at a port in the city of Jinhae-gu, Yonhap reported on Friday, citing officials.
  • South Korean exercises being revised amid peace talks Army News 23 May 2019 -- As diplomacy efforts work to denuclearize North Korea, military exercises in the south are continuing on a smaller scale to maintain readiness.
  • US, allies start naval drills in Western Pacific Press TV 23 May 2019 -- The United States, Japan, South Korea, and Australia have commenced their "first-of-its-kind" combined naval drills in the vicinity of Guam, a US island territory in Micronesia, in the Western Pacific region, amid tensions with China and South Korea.
  • US approves missile sales to South Korea, Japan Press TV 17 May 2019 -- The US says it has approved the sales of air defense missiles, worth more than $600 million, to South Korea and Japan as tensions build up with North Korea.
  • Korea - SM-2 Block IIIB Standard Missiles DSCA 17 May 2019 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Korea of SM-2 Block IIIB Standard missiles with support for an estimated cost of $313.9 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 16, 2019.
  • US looms large as South Korea buys more Iran oil Press TV 15 May 2019 -- South Korea's imports of Iranian crude oil rose 17% to 353,223 barrels per day (bpd) in April, government data showed on Wednesday, highlighting the importance of Iran's shipments for the country.
  • S. Korean Military Authorities Urged to Stop Nonsense KCNA 08 May 2019 -- A spokesman of the delegation of the DPRK's side for the north-south general-level military talks gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on May 8 as regards a litany of rhetoric let loose by south Korean military authorities over the recent reasonable strike drill of the Korean People's Army (KPA):
  • With Missile Test, North Korea Sends Message to Seoul VOA 06 May 2019 -- By conducting what appears to be its first ballistic missile test in a year-and-a-half, North Korea has presented an obvious challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump, who has refused to relax sanctions on Pyongyang.
  • S Korea, US Agree to Deal With Missile Launches by Pyongyang 'Prudently' - Seoul Sputnik 04 May 2019 -- South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed on Saturday to react "prudently" to the recent missile launches by North Korea, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said.
  • After Test, South Korea Urges North to Stop Raising Tensions VOA 04 May 2019 -- South Korea called on North Korea to stop raising military tensions, after the North fired a barrage of projectiles into the sea off the east coast of Korea.
  • South Korea Approves $6.3 Billion Deal for New Warships Sputnik 03 May 2019 -- South Korea's Ministry of National Defense has approved the construction of three more KDX-III Sejong the Great-class destroyers, along with three more KSS-III diesel-electric attack submarines. The procurement is worth $6.3 billion.

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