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Fulcrum IT receives $128M contract for intelligence work in S. Korea

Fulcrum IT receives $128M contract for intelligence work in S. Korea

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Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A maximum $ 120 million contact for intelligence analysis was awarded to Fulcrum IT Services LLC, the Defense Department announced. The five-year contract with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, announced Thursday, covers all-source analysis and operational support in South Korea, involves the Joint Intelligence Operations Center Korea, U.S. Forces Korea and six divisions in South Korea. The Virginia-based company works with the federal government to provide artificial intelligence, cyberinformation, intelligence operations, advanced technology and "command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance," known as C5ISR. The South Korean National Intelligence Service briefed lawmakers in a closed-door hearing on Thursd...
Archbishop says Pope ready to visit North Korea if Kim sends invitation

Archbishop says Pope ready to visit North Korea if Kim sends invitation

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SEOUL, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- South Korean Archbishop Kim Hee-jung said Friday that Pope Francis is ready to visit North Korea if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sends an official invitation. "The visit can happen anytime if North Korea sends an invitation to pope," said Kim at a news conference held at Gwangju Archdiocese in the southern city of Gwangju, Yonhap News reported. "I saw U.S. news reports saying the pope's travel plan for next year doesn't include a trip to North Korea. But we never know. If pope wants, he can go anytime," he said. Kim added that pope's visit can provide a "nice opportunity" for Kim because it can encourage him to "give up nuclear weapons" and sharing his pledge for denuclearization with pope could also help other countries have faith in his promise. Kim said that ...
Diplomatic rift grows between South Korea and Japan

Diplomatic rift grows between South Korea and Japan

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SEOUL, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- South Korea and Japan clashed over a radar claim and historic issues amid growing diplomatic rift. Kim Yong-kil, director-general of the Northeast Asian affairs at Seoul's Foreign Ministry, met Kenji Kanasugi, director-general of the Asian and Oceanic Affairs Bureau of the Japanese Foreign Ministry Monday to discuss a recent South Korea's court ruling on forced laborers during World War II and Japan's alleged claim on the South Korea warship's directing of radar onto a Japanese patrol plane. Kanasugi told reporters after the meeting that he strongly demanded that South Korea take measures to prevent the recurrence of the military incident, Mainichi Shimbun reported. "The two countries agreed to continue to communicate over the issue," said Kanasugi, according to NH...
South Korea smothered in Chinese air pollution

South Korea smothered in Chinese air pollution

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SEOUL, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- South Korea issued Tuesday dust advisories in some parts of the country as microdust particles and yellow dust blow in from China. The Korea Meteorological Administration said that the concentration level of fine dust particles, categorized as PM 10, is recorded at 92 micrograms per cubic meter (㎍/㎥) and microfine dust particles (PM 2.5) at 81 ㎍/㎥ in the areas of Incheon on the west coast of the Korean Peninsula closer to China. The microfine dust particle PM 2.5 warning is issued when the level exceeds more than 75 ㎍/㎥ for two hours. The PM 10 fine dust warning is issued when the level surpasses 150 ㎍/㎥ for two hours. PM 2.5 is defined as a particulate matter that measures smaller than 2.5 microns, 2.5 thousa...
Airbus delivers first A330 tanker aircraft to South Korea

Airbus delivers first A330 tanker aircraft to South Korea

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Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The first Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft for the Republic of Korea Air Force has landed at Gimhae Air Base in Busan, South Korea for acceptance tests. The Airbus and ROKAF crewed aircraft arrived in South Korea after ferrying from the Airbus Final Assembly Line in Getafe, Spain, with a stop in Vancouver, Canada, the company said in a press release on Tuesday. The plane will undergo ground and flight testing before acceptance by the ROKAF with an Airbus team present to provide technical support and advice during the trials until the plane is officially handed over to South Korea. The Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport is a derivative of the A330-220 civilian airliner designed for aerial refueling of other aircraft and cargo and personnel transport. T...