Kim Minseok

Kim
Minseok
South Korea Correspondent

Kim Minseok covers South Korean defense. He has worked as a journalist for South Korean military magazines Military Review and Defense Times. Mr Kim is also a research fellow at the Korea Defense and Security Forum, a think tank.

Articles
Seoul Makes Third Try For Naval Helicopter Bids  1
A low budget and Leonardo’s entrenched position have discouraged rivals from competing for South Korea’s MOH 2 naval helicopter requirement.
Wildcat Offered For Revived S. Korea Requirement 
Leonardo is again offering its AW159 Wildcat for a repeatedly stalled and relaunched South Korean requirement for 12 anti-submarine helicopters.
Looking To Lead Program, KAI Assesses Regional Airliner 
In 2008, Korea Aerospace Industries studied a T-tail 60-seat regional jet. It is looking at the same size again, but not necessarily a jet.
Indonesia Resumes Paying For KF-X Development 
Indonesia has resumed paying for development of the KF-X, according to manufacturer Korean Aerospace Industries.
KAI Adds Year To LCH-LAH Program 
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has added a year to the LCH-LAH civil and military helicopter development program.
KAI Adds Year To LCH-LAH Program 
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has added a year to the LCH-LAH civil and military helicopter development program.
South Korean Defense Budget Rises Despite Thaw With North 
Spending for 2019 is scheduled to rise 8.2%. Within that, the equipment, research and development budget will advance 13.7%.
South Korean 2019 Defense Budget Up 8.2% [CORRECTED] 
South Korea’s parliament has OK'd an 8.2% rise in the 2019 defense budget to 46.671 trillion won ($41.35 billion), despite improved relations with North Korea.
South Korea’s New Radars To Cover Against SLBMs  1
A planned South Korean order for two Elta ELM-2080 Green Pine Block C radars will reportedly give the country coverage against prospective North Korean SLBMs.
South Korea Receives First A330 MRTT 
South Korea is likely to require further Airbus A330 MRTT tankers following the completion of delivery of the first four aircraft next year.
KAI Assembling First LAH Attack Helicopter 
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is assembling the first LAH attack helicopter, working toward a first flight in May 2019.
KAI Assembling First LAH Attack Helicopter 
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is assembling the first LAH attack helicopter, working toward a first flight in May 2019.
Faulty Mast Blamed In KAI Surion Crash 
A fault in manufacturing a rotor mast caused the crash of a Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) Surion helicopter of the South Korean marine corps on July 17, the Ministry of Defense said.
South Korea Grounds All KAI Surions After Crash 
South Korea has grounded military and civilian Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) Surion helicopters following a fatal crash on July 17.
South Korean KF-X Design Approved, First Flight Due In 2022  7
Grown in size, the KF-X has arrived at a weight category halfway between the Eurofighter Typhoon and Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning.
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