KSS-III Ahn Moo Delivered
Handover ceremony for the Navy’s second 3,000-ton submarine designed and built independently with Korean technology, Anmu Ship (Jangbogo-III class Batch-I), will be held on the afternoon of April 4 at the Okpo Shipyard of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine in Geoje.
Kim Tae-hoon (Brigadier General (Jin)), head of the Korea Submarine Project Group of the Defense Projects Agency, will be attended by distinguished guests from major related organizations such as the Navy, the Bureau of Defense, the National Defense Projects Agency, and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Maritime. The ceremony will begin with the opening ceremony, followed by a national ceremony, progress report, signing of the acquisition of India, and awarding of the merit award for the acquisition. After the construction and commissioning, the ship is formally delivered from the shipyard to the Navy by signing a ship handover agreement
between the Navy and the shipyard.
Choreography (Jangbogo-III. Batch-I.) is a cutting-edge technology that attracts the world’s attention based on the ROK Navy’s 30 years of submarine operation experience and shipbuilding technology in shipyards. In particular, the company independently developed a major weapon system in Korea, and applied the latest fuel cells and cutting-edge noise reduction technology to improve combat performance and operational sustainability and stealth capabilities than submarines currently in operation. Survivability has been greatly enhanced.
It can operate various armaments such as guided missiles, torpedoes, and mines using a functional horizontal launch system, and above all, it has a precision strike capability against key targets on the ground with ballistic guided missiles (SLBMs) fired from vertical launch systems, enabling strategic strike missions in case of emergency.
Although the hull is larger than that of the existing Jangbogo-I/II class submarines, the latest noise reduction technologies such as acoustic anechoic coating materials and double elastic mounts have been applied to secure more stealth than the existing Jangbogo-II class submarines.
In addition, it is equipped with an air-free propulsion system using domestically produced fuel cell technology, which has the ability to sustain underwater operations for a long time, and it is capable of long-distance navigation and ocean operations.
In addition, combat systems and sonar systems were researched and developed and installed in Korea. In particular, the sonar system possessed better detection capability than the existing Jangbogo-II class.
In addition, the choreograph ship is evaluated as very good in terms of survivability by enhancing the performance of the latest torpedo launch system applied for the first time to the Dosan Ahn Chang ship.
The delivery of the choreographed ship is of great significance in that it has successfully achieved submarine design and construction with Korea’s own technology, which not only strengthens the capabilities of the submarine building industry but also provides an opportunity for Korea to emerge as a major submarine exporter in the international defense market.
The localization rate of the Jangbogo-III Batch-I submarine is 76%, more than double that of the existing Jangbogo-I class and II-class submarines. In addition, the use of domestically produced equipment enables active technical support as well as rapid maintenance, so that it can be operated after electrification· Maintenance costs can also be greatly reduced.
In addition, the Jangbogo-III class submarines are optimized for conducting oceanic and long-term operations, making them very attractive to countries that need to acquire such submarines. In particular, we have secured an advantageous position in the submarine defense export market in the future because we can export our R&D armaments, such as heavy torpedoes, guided missiles, and self-defense mines, to submarines and packages.
Meanwhile, Kim Tae-hoon (Brigadier General (Jin)), head of the Korea Submarine Project Group at the Korea Broadcasting Agency, which oversees the Jangbogo-III project, said, “With the successful delivery of the Anmu ship today, we have once again demonstrated our advanced submarine technology following the leading ship, Dosan Ahn Changho. I said.
The choreographer commissioned on this day will be deployed in 8 after evaluating its operational performance capability through about eight months of electrification exercises, and will serve as a national strategic weapon to counter all-round threats.