November 21, 2018 (Google Translation) – Defense Agency of Korea (ROK Wang Jung-hong) announced on Nov. 21 that Ulsan Hyundai Heavy Industries will deliver LST-II ‘Nonggulbong’ to the Navy. This is the fourth and final trap after the Chunghwa-bong and Il-hoon-bong caches, starting with the delivery of Chun-wang-bong, the first landing ship in November 2014.
The performance of Nongpongbong improved the maneuver speed, loading capacity and ability to support long distance transportation compared to the conventional salaried land troops possessed by the existing Navy.
The 4,900-ton nokibon ship can travel at a maximum speed of 23 knots (about 40 Km / h), and 120 crew members operate it. In addition, it has an amphibious command post with a domestic combat system and command and control system in the ship, and it is possible to command the commander effectively.
Ability to carry 300 troops, 3 landing ships, 2 tanks and 8 landing armored vehicles. Also, two landing helicopters can land on the deck of the stern. Thus, it is evaluated as a trap that has the ability to carry out the ‘landing operation of the super horizontal line’ that simultaneously projects power to the sea and air.
In November, 2015, Hyundai Heavy Industries started to build Nongpalbong, which was commissioned and received government quality assurance from National Defense Technology Quality Agency. It will be used for the first half of next year through the process of master training of naval crew for the next four months.
The headquarters of the shipbuilding division’s shipyard business unit (Navy Colonel I-dong) said, “When the navy barrel is powered up, it will be used as the main landing ship of the Navy along with the next powered ships based on the strengthened loading capability. “We will carry out various duties such as transporting materials to the base station and disaster relief activities, and contribute to the enhancement of national prestige through peacekeeping operations.”
On the other hand, according to the custom of the Navy, which used the peak of the mountain with a high reputation as a landing ship, it decided to exclude “Nogikbong” of Mokpo Yidaran. Nogyongbong has a historical significance when Admiral Yi Sun – Shin at the time of the Japanese invasion of Imjin in the year of the Imjin War,