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    Many countries show interest to purchase K9 155mm self-propelled howitzer...

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    South Korean Company Hanwha Land Systems confirmed that trials of the K9 Thunder 155mm self-propelled artillery system have also been undertaken in Australia, Egypt, Malaysia, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The K9 is now in service with South Korea, Estonia, Finland, Turkey, India and in Poland using the chassis with a Polish-made turret.

    The K9 Thunder is a South Korean Self-Propelled 155 mm Howitzer (SPH) developed by Samsung Techwin and now manufactured by the Company Hanwha Land Systems. The development program of this 155 mm/52-caliber self-propelled howitzer has been underway since 1989. In 1996 the first prototype of this new artillery system was tested. The contract for the new K9 artillery system was awarded to Samsung Aerospace Industries (SSA) by the South Korean Government on 22 December 1998.

    The main armament of the K9 Thunder consists of a 155 mm/52 caliber ordnance with a maximum firing range of 40 km. A total of 48 projectiles and their associated charges are carried for ready use. Internally an automatic loading system takes projectiles from the storage position and places them onto the ammunition tray ready for ramming.

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    The K9 Thunder has all-welded steel hull and turret with a maximum thickness of 19 mm. It provides protection from firing of small arms and artillery shell fragments. This self-propelled howitzer has a crew of five, consisting of commander, driver, gunner, assistant gunner, and loader.

    Standard equipment of the K9 Thunder includes an CBRN protection system, heater, internal and external communications system and a manual fire suppression system. The K9 is also equipped with a Honeywell Azimuth Position System, Automatic Fire-Control System, powered gun elevation/depression and turret traverse system.

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    Lockheed gets $365m deal to integrate new Aegis systems on ROK Navy destroyers

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    Defense technology contractor Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary and Mission Systems, has received a $365.7 million contract for the development and integration of Baseline K2 Aegis weapon systems for the Republic of Korea Navy.

    Under a foreign military sales contract awarded by the US Naval Sea Systems Command, the company will provide for combat system installation, staging and integrated logistics support required for the installation, test and delivery of the Aegis Combat System K2 baselines for three Republic of Korea Navy guided missile destroyers (DDG).

    Lockheed is expected to complete work on the contract by July 2026 with work taking place in the US and South Korea.

    The new-construction Aegis systems are intended for the Sejong the Great-class (also known as KDX-III) destroyers which entered service between 2008 and 2012. At a length of 166 meters, the KDX-III destroyers are the largest surface warfare ships to carry the Aegis.

    Korea became one of six nations operating the Aegis system as ROKS Sejong the Great entered service in December 2008.

    https://navaltoday.com/2018/10/31/l...ate-new-aegis-systems-on-rok-navy-destroyers/
     
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    New battery can double the operational time of submarines, says South Korea https://www.defensenews.com/industr...rational-time-of-submarines-says-south-korea/
     
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    S. Korea okays acquisition of Raytheon's SM-2s for new Aegis destroyers http://ajudaily.com/view/20181207150749191
    don't know that source (found using google after I had noticed at flotprom.ru https://flot.com/2018/Корея74/); the text anyway:
     
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    South Korea has one of the largest lithium ion battery manufacturers in LG Chem. So it should be relatively easy for them to use those in a submarine providing a proper battery pack is designed for it. I think this solution is more viable than the AIP systems presently available which are either too noisy or low power.
     
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    https://www.janes.com/article/85340/update-kai-rolls-out-light-attack-helicopter-for-south-korea
     
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    To make cells is one thing, but to make them operating in every tactical situation as intended, and be safe is another.
     
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    South Korea completes preliminary design of indigenous, 3,000 ton submarine https://navaltoday.com/2018/12/26/s...nary-design-of-indigenous-3000-ton-submarine/
     
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    in case you didn't know
    South Korea, US Sign Cost-sharing Deal for American Troops https://www.military.com/daily-news...s-sign-cost-sharing-deal-american-troops.html
     
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