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DEFEXPO 2018 HIGHLIGHTS – Artillery
Part II in our photographic coverage of DEFEXPO 2018 features artillery systems.
Lockheed Martin, Daewoo Team to Build New Multi-Mission Corvettes
Lockheed Martin and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) have signed a comprehensive teaming agreement to partner on the Multi-mission Combat Ship (MCS), which is based on a DSME hull design and intended for the corvette market.
IAI Extends Panther’s Endurance, Positioning the VTUAV to Address South Korean...
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is unveiling a new variant of its Panther Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) UAV, equipped with a hybrid propulsion system integrating electric and internal combustion engines. The drone, displayed by the Korean Hankuk Carbon company, is designated ‘Front Engine Panther’ (FE-Panther) and is the latest development of IAI’s Panther family.
Korea Selects A330 MRTT for its Future Aerial Tanker
Airbus Defense and Space has won a US$1.3 billion (1.488 trillion won) tender for the supply of four aerial refueling tankers for South Korean, beating competing offers from its U.S. rival, Boeing, and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
North Korea Likely To Postpone Rocket Launch
North’s rocket launch scheduled to take place sometime between 10 and 22 December is likely to be postponed, according to official announcement from Pyongyang. Analysts are speculating that the delay may be a combination of foul weather and technical malfunctions. Others consider Pyongyang may be bending under intense international condemnation and the threat of impending UN sanctions...
US and South Korea Agree to Extend Missile Range
After years of negotiation, South Korea and the United States have reached an agreement in support of extending the reach of the South’s ballistic missiles. Under this agreement, Seoul will be allowed to deploy ballistic missiles with a range of 800 kilometers bringing all of North Korea within striking range of the South’s missile arsenal.
Looking To The Future In The Pacific
The United States and her allies in the Asia-Pacific region are in need of an immediate response to the military challenge posed by China while continuing to maintain friendly relations with the Chinese on the economic front – a double-edged task that will require firm leadership, diplomacy, thoughtful strategy, perseverance, and considerable amounts of money. The manner in which all of this is accomplished may determine the real players on the future world stage.
North Korean Artillery Barrage Strikes South Korean Island
North Korea fired scores of artillery shells at the South Korean Yeonpyeong island on Tuesday, killing two soldiers. Two soldiers were killed in the...