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    Dont know if it was already posted. This video is about the DMZ between the two korean states. Since its from arte its only in french or german.
    They claim its the first look into the DMZ by reporters, dont know if true.

    Corée: DMZ, la frontière qui ne dort jamais / Korea: An der härtesten Grenze der Welt

    French: http://videos.arte.tv/fr/videos/core..._-3235690.html

    German: http://videos.arte.tv/de/videos/kore..._-3235690.html

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    안돼면 돼게하라!

    I tried my best to keep my attention on what the guy's saying, but the hilariously mistaken subtitles kept seducing my eyes (especially SWC = Social Worker Command).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R_1XBOr_rk

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    In the following post are some of the PIP aspirations of KDX-II, to coincide with defense reform 2020 (though it did get quite mutilated by the 2008~2014 administrative reform, I admit).

    SPY-1F + Aegis Combat System - essentially makes it an Aegis frigate, on par with ADB class of Spanish navy



    'Large' variant of DE-540K - easiest upgrade to achieve, has the best growth potential and R&D opportunity, and perhaps most viable with Cheolmae-2, given its indigenous nature





    SMART-L + APAR - Type 45/Horizon; Samsung can receive good loyalty benefit and technology transfer



    SPY-1D + Aegis Combat System - follows the Australian Hobart class Aegis destroyer; best upgrade, and allows ROKN to spank the Tiger Lion on its own if it tries something funny, but very expensive



    Korea is lagging behind the radar technology of Russian-aided China, and will require the help of European consortiums or the US defense industry to keep up with PLAN's continued technological expansion. The upgrade plan - if followed to heart - also pulls the total number of TMD-capable ships of Korea to 10 ships by 2020, essential to diminishing NK ballistic missile threats.

    So BearInBunnySuit, what do you think of ROK Navy's Product Improvement Program?

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    thx for the pics, especially the 707 pics.

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    What is this? Indigenously developed AAM? It's almost like RAM.


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    No. It's a torpedo countermeasure. KDX series enjoy two anti-torpedo systems; one is towed like the NIXIE, the other one is rocket-propelled like what you see. They are currently equipped on all Korean warships above PCC class, though PCC class and even PKX can also equip and use these (but the inadequate torpedo sensors of the ships themselves will still remain a big issue). The rocket-propelled version can also be used as a fleet defense system wherein bigger destroyers will detect the torpedoes first with their more sophisticated hydrophones and sonar, while a bigger barrage of these countermeasures can be called upon from smaller ships.


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    These pictures are from an article that announces the establishment of female ROTC, but the advertisements here are aimed at female NCOs.






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    ^
    lol the special forces are advertising ladies with the suit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambassador View Post
    In the following post are some of the PIP aspirations of KDX-II, to coincide with defense reform 2020 (though it did get quite mutilated by the 2008~2014 administrative reform, I admit).

    SPY-1F + Aegis Combat System - essentially makes it an Aegis frigate, on par with ADB class of Spanish navy



    'Large' variant of DE-540K - easiest upgrade to achieve, has the best growth potential and R&D opportunity, and perhaps most viable with Cheolmae-2, given its indigenous nature





    SMART-L + APAR - Type 45/Horizon; Samsung can receive good loyalty benefit and technology transfer



    SPY-1D + Aegis Combat System - follows the Australian Hobart class Aegis destroyer; best upgrade, and allows ROKN to spank the Tiger Lion on its own if it tries something funny, but very expensive



    Korea is lagging behind the radar technology of Russian-aided China, and will require the help of European consortiums or the US defense industry to keep up with PLAN's continued technological expansion. The upgrade plan - if followed to heart - also pulls the total number of TMD-capable ships of Korea to 10 ships by 2020, essential to diminishing NK ballistic missile threats.

    So BearInBunnySuit, what do you think of ROK Navy's Product Improvement Program?
    Very interesting! Are talking here about a second batch of KDX-II's or this a mid-life update of the existing vessels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rd77 View Post
    Very interesting! Are talking here about a second batch of KDX-II's or this a mid-life update of the existing vessels?
    The project is called KDX-IIA, and it is building another 6 ships.

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    some additional notes

    KDX-I: Project for Gwanggaeto the Great class destroyer, 3 planned
    KD-I: Gwanggaeto the Great class destroyer, 3 commissioned
    KDX-II: Project for Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin class destroyer, 12 planned
    KD-II: Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin class destroyer, 6 commissioned
    KDX-IIA: Project for advanced Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin class destroyer, 6? planned
    KDX-III: Project for King Sejong the Great class destroyer, 6 planned
    KD-III: King Sejong the Great class destroyer, 1 commissioned, 1 built
    KDX-IV: Project for mini King Sejong the Great class destroyer, unknown planned
    Last edited by Kadrun; 08-03-2010 at 02:07 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner1977 View Post
    In this picture soldiers are presumable calculating firing values for each gun in the battery. They are using only board, map and ruler, they are not using computer.

    Does someone know, are armies doing this all over world regularly bases, calculatin firing values by hand? Do they do this in the US ARMY also?


    It's an Asian thing. We're so good at math, we don't need piddly calculators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kadrun View Post
    ^
    lol the special forces are advertising ladies with the suit
    You know, I think it actually works. Look at the smiles of the bespectacled lady at the bottom.

    Quote Originally Posted by rd77 View Post
    Very interesting! Are talking here about a second batch of KDX-II's or this a mid-life update of the existing vessels?
    The one I posted is a mid-life update of existing vessels. The new KDX-IIA has confirmed equipment of a 2020-era Aegis combat system; the mid-life update of the existing vessels may involve a 'small' domestic upgrade, like the DE-540K + Cheolmae-2 combination, or European SMART-L + APAR, or an American 2010-era Aegis combat system.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kadrun View Post
    some additional notes

    KDX-I: Project for Gwanggaeto the Great class destroyer, 3 planned
    KD-I: Gwanggaeto the Great class destroyer, 3 commissioned
    KDX-2: Project for Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin class destroyer, 12 planned
    KD-2: Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin class destroyer, 6 commissioned
    KDX-2A: Project for advanced Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin class destroyer, 6? planned
    KDX-3: Project for King Sejong the Great class destroyer, 6 planned
    KD-3: King Sejong the Great class destroyer, 1 commissioned, 1 built
    KDX-4: Project for mini King Sejong the Great class destroyer, unknown planned
    KDX-4 was replaced by the KDX-2A program, e.g. mini-Aegis destroyer program, like what Spain has or Australia will have. KDX-2A is planned to be commissioned between 2019 and 2025.

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    F-15K + KF-16 exercise





    KF-16... somewhere down along the road, maybe we could produce a block 60 version this time? The KF-16 series had such a stable production line but it was dismantled so quickly.

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