S.Korea Receives ASW Frigate with Towed Sonar

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  • 04:33 PM, January 1, 2021
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S.Korea Receives ASW Frigate with Towed Sonar
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South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said the Navy has received a new 2,800-ton stealthy guided missile frigate.

The Gyeongnam ship is equipped with a towed array sonar system (TASS) and long-range anti-submarine torpedoes, which improves its detection and strike capabilities. It also adopts a hybrid electric drive propulsion system, which reduces noise and enables rapid maneuvers.

The vessel has been built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. since 2016 as a second frigate under the country's Batch-II new frigate acquisition project. The first one is the frigate Daegu, which was delivered to the Navy in 2018.

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