Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
  • ISRO scientists unfurl antenna of RISAT-2BR1 satellite:-Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday undertook an operation to unfurl the antenna that was inside the radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1, a day after it was launched from Sriharikota, around 130 kms from here....
  • US Congress consents to designate India's NAVIC as allied system:-The US Congress has consented to designate India's NAVIC as its allied navigational satellite system along with the Galileo of the European Union and QZSS of Japan....
  • US tests ballistic missile over Pacific:-The United States tested a medium-range ballistic missile on Thursday, the second test in four months of an offensive missile that would have been banned by a US-Russia arms treaty that Washington exited in August....
  • GRSE hands over LCU amphibious ship to Indian Navy:-Adding to the country's maritime security prowess, warship builder Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) has delivered a Landing Craft Utility (LCU) to the Indian Navy, GRSE said here on Thursday....

S Korea, Australia to hold first-ever naval drill

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

A file photo.

SEOUL (BNS): A first-ever joint military drill between the South Korean and Australian navies will begin next week off the southern coast of South Korea.

The naval drill, involving submarines, warships and aircraft, will kick off on Monday off the northeastern coast of Jeju Island, the official South Korean news agency Yonhap reported Thursday.

The two-day exercise, codenamed 'Haedori-Wallaby', will be focused on sharpening the two navies' combined abilities in detecting and tracking enemy submarines and torpedoes, a South Korean Navy official was quoted as saying.

About 10 warships and submarines from both sides, including South Korea's first Aegis-equipped destroyer Sejong the Great, and Australia's Anzac-class guided-missile frigate, the Ballarat, will take part in the maritime drill, the report said.

South Korean Lynx helicopters and P3-C anti-submarine surveillance aircraft will also be mobilised, the Navy officials said.

This will be the first joint naval exercise between South Korea and Australia since their defence chiefs agreed last December to hold regular combined naval drills, the S Korean Navy said.

South Korea has been regularly conducting joint military drills with the US despite North Korea's warning that such exercises would undermine the peace in the region.

Ties between the two Koreas remain tense since March 2010 when the South accused the North of torpedoing one of its warships near the disputed Yellow Sea border. While denying the charge, North Korea shelled a South Korean border island in November that year, killing four.

North Korea's attempt to launch a long-range rocket in April this year which ended in failure has further deteriorated relations between the two neighbours. South Korea had claimed the rocket launch as a disguised missile test by the DPRK.


Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

Indian Navy's long-term plan is to have three aircraft carriers: Navy chief

The Indian Navy's long-term plan is to have three aircraft carriers, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh said on Tuesday, and added that the first indigenous aircraft carrier will be fully operational by 2022.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems


Brahmand World Defence Update 2019

Image Gallery