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9 Kasım 2012 Cuma

DSME to build two 3000 tons conventional submarines for ROK Navy

08 November 2012  Navy Recognition
Indo Marine 2012 - Show Daily News

Korean government very recently selected DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd) as preferred bidder to assemble two 3000 ton class conventional submrines (SSK) Navy Recognition has learned during Indo Defence 2012, the Tri-service defence exhibition currently being held in Jakarta.
Our source explained that the 3000 ton class submarine was designed by DSME and HHI (Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd) collaborativly under the South Korea governement policy however the South Korean government decided to award the construction contract to DSME.
The original design of the submarine includes 6 VLS (vertical launch system) tubes. They would accomodate a future cruise missile in development by LIG Nex1 while the launchers would be provided by Doosan.

Construction is likely to begin as early as next year. This new class of submarine, the largest to be built to date by DSME, is set to be a challenge but also quite an achievement for the Seoul based shipyard once the first unit is completed some time around 2018.

This new class will likely be a new challenge for the ROK Navy as well, who will join the restricted club of large conventional submarines operators such as Australia (Collins class at about 3,300 tons) and Japan (Oyashio class at about 4,000 tons)



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