Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Yonhap: S. Korea Starts Building New 3,000-Ton Submarine

Staff, Focus News
13 December 2016

Seoul South Korea on Wednesday kicked off a project to build a 3,000-ton submarine equipped with ballistic missiles, the state arms procurement agency said, reported Yonhap. 
 The third vessel of the Chang Bogo-III batch 1 ships is part of the country's three-stage plan to make a total of nine subs with indigenous technology by 2027 to strengthen its maritime capacity against growing threats from North Korea.
 Officials from the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) discussed details of the project on the day during a meeting with its manufacturer Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.

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