March 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – Hyundai Heavy Industries is building the latest Navy escort ship of the Republic of Korea.
Hyundai Heavy Industries recently signed a contract for ‘Detailed Design of Ulsan-class Batch-III and Construction of Leadership’ with the Defense Acquisition Program Administration.
This is the first trap of the 6,500 ton-class new escort ship construction project introduced by the Korean Navy . Previously, Hyundai Heavy Industries signed a contract for ‘Ulsan-class Batch-III exploration and development’ with the Defense Acquisition Program in 2016.
Hyundai Heavy Industries plans to deliver this escort ship to the Republic of Korea Navy in 2024, which is being built at the Ulsan shipyard.
The new frigate is 129 m long, 15 m wide and 3,500 tons in weight , and can operate at speeds up to 55 km / h. In particular, it is equipped with a four-sided fixed multi-function phased array radar capable of 360-degree omnidirectional detection, tracking, and response .
In addition, the hybrid (combination) propulsion system method is applied to escape the threat of detection of submarines with a low-noise electric propulsion method. .
Hyundai Heavy Industries succeeded in winning orders for the escort ship (Ulsan-class Batch-III) in five months following last year’s Aegis ship (Gwanggaeto-III Batch-II), and is emerging in the newest trap field.
Hyundai Heavy Industries plans to accelerate the development of the next Korean-type Aegis destroyer (KDDX) based on the design and construction experience of the escort ship.
Meanwhile, Hyundai Heavy Industries has designed and built about 80 warships and submarines to date, such as the first Aegis ship, the King Sejong the Great, and the next-generation escort ship, the Incheon Ship.