Hyundai Begins Construction of Next Generation AEGIS Destroyer

February 17, 2021 – Hyundai Heavy Industries has begun building the Korean Navy’s’Next Generation Aegis Destroyer’ in earnest. On the 16th (Tue), Hyundai Heavy Industries held a groundbreaking ceremony for the next generation Aegis ship leading ship at its headquarters in Ulsan, attended by officials from the Defense Acquisition Program Administration and Defense Agency for Technology and Quality. The Aegis…

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ROK Navy to Develop an Autonomous Underwater MCM System

December 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (Director Wang Jeong-hong) signed a contract with LIG Nex1 to develop an underwater autonomous mine probe system worth about 12 billion won. The underwater autonomous mine searcher system development is a project to develop a domestic technology for an underwater robot that autonomously searches for mines installed in the…

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DSCA Approves MK 15 MOD 25 Phalanx for ROK Navy

December 1, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of two (2) MK 15 MOD 25 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) Block 1B Baseline 2 (IB2) systems and related equipment for an estimated cost of $39 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying…

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Maiden Arrival in Cartagena for ARC Almirante Tono

November 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – This vessel was transferred to the Colombian Navy within the framework of the international cooperation that the two nations have sustained for more than six decades. After sailing the seas of the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean; and sail 10,581 miles, arriving in Cartagena from the Naval Base “Jinhae” of the Province of Gyeongsang…

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DSME Launches Submarine Ahn Mu

November 10, 2020 (Google Translation) – On the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Bong-dong, General Choreographer, who was the protagonist of the victory, is resurrected as the next 3,000-ton submarine. The Ministry of Defense, together with the Navy, held a ceremony for the second medium-sized submarine, the “Choreography Ship” (KSS-Class, 3,000 tons) on the afternoon of November 10 at…

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South Korean Navy Training Ship Hansando Delivered

October 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Tuesday, October 20, the Defense Business Agency (Cheongchang Wang Chung-hong) delivered the first training ship (Hansan dodo*) to the Navy. As a result, the ROK Navy has secured a dedicated ship capable of training and training at sea. “Hansando” is named after the name of “Hansando”, which was established in the city of…

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Zhangbogo-III Batch-II Submarine Delivery Scheduled for 2026

September 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Defense Business Agency (Cheongchang Wang Chung-hong) announced that from October this year to the first half of next year, it will be in the production of prototypes for proof-of-test lithium-ion batteries for the deployment of Zhang Bogo-Batch-I-Submarine. The Zhangbogo-III Batch-II submarine (3,600 tons) will be delivered to the Navy in 2026 by applying…

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JFD Delivers Full-Scale Mockup of South Korean Navy Submarine Rescue Vehicle (SRV)

September 24, 2020 – JFD delivers full scale mock-up of Submarine Rescue Vehicle (SRV) for the Republic of Korea Navy The mock-up is part of a multi-million-pound contract for the design and build of an advanced SRV, awarded by shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). It aims to ensure the highest standards in safety for submariners, confirming the capability…

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KDX-1 Destroyer Yangmanchun Completes Modernization

September 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – On September 9 (Wed.), the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (Wed.), improved the performance of the Korean destroyer “Yangmanchun” at the Jinhae Naval Base in Gyeongnam and delivered it to the Navy. The 「Korean Destroyer (KDX-I) Performance Improvement Project」 has been deployed in battle since 1998, and has been performing a core role by commanding…

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ECA GROUP Steering Consoles for First Batch II Jangbogo III Submarine

June 4, 2020 – ECA GROUP is once again awarded the supply of steering and diving consoles for South Korea Navy’s 1st submarine of JANGBOGO III (Batch II), after having successfully delivered this equipment for the first batch of 3 submarines in 2016, 2018 and 2019. In June 2020, DSME has once again renewed his trust into ECA GROUP expertise…

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