Tag Archives: South Korea

Army’s AMRDEC Org Conducts Quality Assurance Test on Apache Helicopters for South Korea

A quality assurance team from the U.S. Army‘s Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center has inspected AH-64 Apache attack helicopters South Korea purchased through a foreign military sales deal with the U.S. government. The center performs QA tests to help ensure that domestically made systems or services sold to international defense customers meet the same quality standards required for the …

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Global Defense Leaders to Address North Korean Ballistic Missile Launches

Defense officials from U.S., Japan and South Korea have held a discussion via videoconference regarding recent North Korean missile launches believed to have fallen in the Sea of Japan. DoD News reported Friday Kelly Magsamen, acting assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, Yoo Jeh-seung, South Korea’s deputy defense minister for policy, …

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Ashton Carter: US Committed to APAC Security Network

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the U.S. is fully committed to Asia-Pacific countries’ political, economic and military ties that work to build on the region’s security network, DoD News reported Saturday. Karen Parrish writes Carter spoke at the 15th annual International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore that was attended …

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Army Gen. Vincent Brooks Becomes US Forces Korea Commander

U.S. Army Gen. Vincent Brooks officially took the post of commander of U.S. Forces Korea, Combined Forces Command and United Nations Command in a ceremony held Saturday at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. The Defense Department said Brooks succeeded Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, who will serve as commander of the U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commanderat NATO. Brooks was nominated to the …

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Report: South Korea Talks Potential THAAD System Deployment with Pentagon

The Defense Department and South Korea have begun talks to consider potential deployment of a U.S.-made anti-ballistic missile system as part of security efforts on the Korean peninsula, Yonhap News reported Wednesday. Chang Jae-soon writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told House Armed Services Committee members during a hearing Tuesday that DoD and …

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