South Korea has completed preliminary design of a new 3,000-ton Changbogo III-class Batch-II submarine that features capabilities for longer-duration and speedier underwater operations.
Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. has been designing the submarine since July 2016. Construction is set to begin in the latter half of next year, Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said Wednesday.
The next generation submarine will be equipped with a locally developed lithium battery; and sonar and combat tools for target detection capabilities and overall survivability.
Korea launched the Changbogo III-class Batch-I submarine in September this year with its operational deployment slated for January 2022. Seventy-six percent of batch-I component parts were made by Korean businesses.
The South Korean Army has resumed operation of its Surion choppers on Monday, months after they were grounded following the crash of the MUH-1 marine variant of KUH-1 Surion helicopter in July. An MUH-1 Marineon crashed at a military airport in the southeastern city of Pohang on July 17, killing five of the six Marines aboard and injuring the other
Hyundai Heavy Industries has bagged a 634 billion won ($563 million) order to build two frigates. Under the deal with South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration, Hyundai Heavy will deliver the two 2,800-ton ships by 2023 to the country's Navy, Hyundai Heavy Industries said in a statement Thursday
South Korean Air Force commenced a five-day independent air combat drill on Monday. The combat drill is aimed at beefing up the air combat readiness and honing the operational capability of pilots, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) of Korean defense forces
One Navy officer was killed and four were injured Friday in an accident involving a destroyer that returned home after an anti-piracy mission off Somalia. Yonhap News reported that the accident occurred at 1015 hours at a naval base in the southern port of Jinhae when a rope used to secure the 4,400-ton Choi Young destroyer to the dock snapped for an unknown reason, the report said quoting unknown officials
Washington and Seoul failed to renew an agreement on sharing the cost of maintaining a US military presence in South Korea amid a standoff between the two sides over President Donald Trumps demand for more South Korean contribution. The expiry of the cost-sharing deal has come at a time when the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un on Tuesday urged South Korea to “completely halt” military exercises with the US
The South Korean Army will launch a new research institute on Artificial Intelligence (AI) later this week. The armed services will open the AI Research and Development Center under its Training and Doctrine Command on Tuesday, the Army was quoted as stating by Yonhap Moday
South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has approved plan to develop six Aegis- equipped destroyer for an estimated cost of $6 billion. The Defense Project Promotion Committee has decided on the Korea Destroyer Next Generation (KDDX) project, under which the country will locally develop the destroyer by the late 2020s with a budget of around 1
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