A new South Korean high-speed navy patrol boat is ready to be launched at the shipyard of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co. in Busan 28 June 2007. The 440-ton vessel with a crew of 40 can sail at a maximum speed of 74 km per hour. The ship is named after Yoon Young-ha, a South Korean solider killed in a bloody 2002 naval clash with North Korea near the disputed border in the Yellow Sea. EPA/STF
1x Wia 76mm gun1 x double 40mm Nobong gun4 x SSM-700K Haesung (sea to sea missle)570t (full loaded)
Thursday, 11 June 2015 07:03 The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea for Aegis Combat Systems and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.91 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.The Republic of Korea (ROK) has requested a possible sale of 3 Aegis Shipboard Combat Systems, 3 MK-41 Vertical Launching Systems, 3 Common Data Link Management Systems, 3 AN/UPX-29(V) Identification Friend or Foe Interrogators, spare and repair parts, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, tool and test equipment, U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support.The total estimated cost is $1.91 billion.This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by meeting the legitimate security and defense needs of an ally and partner nation. The ROK is one of the major political and economic powers in East Asia and the Western Pacific and a key partner of the United States in ensuring peace and stability in that region. It is vital to the U.S. interest to assist our Korean ally in developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-defense capability.The Aegis Combat System will provide enhanced capabilities on the ROK’s naval ships to defend against possible aggression and protect sea lines of communications. Aegis is the keystone in the ROK Navy’s efforts to upgrade its shipboard combat and ballistic missile defense capability. The ROK will have no difficulty integrating this system into its armed forces.The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.The principal contractors will be Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Training in Morristown, New Jersey; Raytheon Company in Andover, Massachusetts; General Dynamics Armament Systems in Burlington, Vermont. Although offsets are requested, they are unknown this time and will be determined during negotiations between the ROK and contractors.Implementation of this proposal sale will not require any additional U.S. government or U.S. contractor personnel in Korea. However, U.S. Government or contractor personnel in-country visits will be required on a temporary basis in conjunction with program technical oversight and support requirements for approximately five years.
Key PointsDSME has been selected to design a 6,300-tonne submarine rescue ship for the South Korean navySouth Korea is seeking a larger vessel as it develops the larger KSS-III submarineDaewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) of South Korea is to design a new 6,300-tonne submarine rescue ship that is planned for delivery to the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) in 2021, a company representative told IHS Jane's on 21 August.The company was selected on 13 August as the sole preferred bidder for the basic design phase for the ship. The vessel is referred to as the ASR-II.The RoKN currently operates a multipurpose submarine rescue ship, the 102 m, 4,300-tonne vessel RoKS Cheong Hae Jin (pennant number 21, commissioned in November 1996). It also operates a single 107 m, 3,500-tonne, helicopter-capable multipurpose salvage ship, RoKS Tongyeong , which is designed to meet the submarine rescue role. Both ships were built by DSME. The service is also expecting the delivery of another vessel of similar type to Tongyeong .With the impending operation of larger submarines, such as the 3,000-tonne KSS-III diesel-electric boats (SSKs) that are due for delivery from 2020, the RoKN has begun to look for a rescue platform with improved capacity. A preliminary description of the ASR-II suggests that, unlike the other vessels, it will be a dedicated submarine rescue platform.
South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has launched the Republic of Korea Navy's (RoKN's) ninth KSS-2-class (Type 214) diesel-electric attack submarine.The 1,800-tonne Sin Dol-Seok was launched on 7 September in a ceremony held at the HHI shipyard in Ulsan, according to an RoKN statement. The boat, which was laid down in 2014, is set to be the last of the class, which has an overall length of 65 m and an overall beam of 6.3 m, according to Jane's World Navies .The RoKN currently operates five of the nine boats of the class, which feature air-independent propulsion systems.Sin Dol-Seok is the sixth KSS-2 boat manufactured by HHI. Another South Korean company, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), launched the other three submarines of the class.The KSS-2 class is powered by two MTU diesel engines and Siemens polymer electrolytic membrane fuel cells that allow it to remain submerged for up to two weeks at a time.Each submarine can carry a crew of 40, reach depths of up to 400 m, and has a maximum speed underwater of 20 kts and 12 kts when surfaced. The platforms are equipped with bow-mounted, flank, and towed-array sonar systems.
South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) launched on 2 November the fourth and final LST-2 tank landing ship for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) at its Ulsan dockyard, the company said in a press statement.The 127 m-long vessel, which has been named Nojeokbong (with pennant number 689), will be delivered to the service in November next year and commissioned in 2019, according to HHI.The third of the class, Ilchulbong , was launched in October 2016 and is expected to be commissioned in 2018. The first two ships of the class, Cheonwangbong and Cheonjabong , entered service with the RoKN in November 2014 and August 2017, respectively.According to specifications provided by HHI, the class has a standard displacement of 4,900 tonnes and a crew of 120.Each of the vessels can carry landing craft, tanks, Korea amphibious assault vehicles, and up to 300 fully-equipped soldiers, and features a flight deck that can take up to two helicopters, including the UH-60A.