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Ananda

The Bunker Group

Day 2 of Korean MADEX in Busan.
Showing Belhara or Zumwalt style hulls in KDDX from Hyundai.
Also their version of LPH call LPX2 which shown progressive development of Dokdo with skyjump for F-35B

So far no mention on potential CATOBAR carrier. This is so far seems confirm with ROK media on what they are looking so far still with SVTOL capabilities on their Dokdo development.
 
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Hazdog

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Can someone please inform me of how the Sejong the Great class ships are performing?

- I've been unable to find much information on these ships.
 

Ananda

The Bunker Group
Xavier Naval News 3rd day edition of MADEX. Focus on LIG (part of LG group) products of Guided Rockets, SSM, SAM, Guided Torpedoes and decoys, VLS modules and Electronics-Sensors.

ROKN already used their indigenous VLS combine with MK41. In fact Korean already offering their VLS to export market, as cheaper alternative from US MK41 or Euro Sylver VLS system.

 

John Fedup

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A short piece on SK’s future destroyer discussing its IEP system selection. A revised version of the T-45 system using GE turbines. Would like to see a joint CAN/AUS/UK future 10,000+ ton destroyer with MT30s in an IEP configuration for laser and rail guns.

 

John Fedup

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Naval news has an article on the light carrier planned for the SK navy. The F-35B certainly has expanded the market for countries wanting a naval aviation capability.

 

Ananda

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Wonder which one more being a push for this LPX-II, the Chinese carriers, Kim Jong Un Missile Subs, or Japanese decision to convert Izumo and Kaga as VTOL carriers.
 

John Fedup

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The fear of NK is one reason and the continued bad will between SK and Japan is likely as significant. China, not so much and besides SK seems to get along with China more so than with the other two nations.
 

Sandhi Yudha

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So in fact this is the KDX-IV class. Anyway, its not yet clear which company has won, HHI or DSME, only that the KDX-IV will be smaller and lighter than KDX-III, and that construction is planned to start in 2024.

 

ngatimozart

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So in fact this is the KDX-IV class. Anyway, its not yet clear which company has won, HHI or DSME, only that the KDX-IV will be smaller and lighter than KDX-III, and that construction is planned to start in 2024.

Yep definitely smaller than the Senjong the Great class which is 10,000 tonnes. The KDDX will only be about 8,000 tonnes.
 

Sandhi Yudha

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Very similar to the I-Mast of Hollandse Signaalapparaten/Thales Nederland, but the specifications of this Korean system is unclear yet.

The South-Korean Navy has a long history with HSA, it delivered the PHS-32 hull-mounted sonar, STIR 180, STIR 240, DA-08, MW-08, SMART-L and the Goalkeeper for many Korean built vessels. So probably there was also some ToT.

 

walter

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Very similar to the I-Mast of Hollandse Signaalapparaten/Thales Nederland, but the specifications of this Korean system is unclear yet.

The South-Korean Navy has a long history with HSA, it delivered the PHS-32 hull-mounted sonar, STIR 180, STIR 240, DA-08, MW-08, SMART-L and the Goalkeeper for many Korean built vessels. So probably there was also some ToT.

Well it is the Thales(or formerly known HSA)I-mast.


 

Sandhi Yudha

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After LPX (Dokdo and Marado), South-Korea will design and construct an much bigger class of vessels. Looking to the image of this new design, it looks like it will become a nice ad capable design. Ananda and John Fedup already posted something about LPX-II, but sadly again not much data and specifications are released yet.
 
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Sandhi Yudha

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Imprrssive:
The South-Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine (DSME) on December 10 announced it reached another milestone in the operational evaluation of the ROK Navy 1st KSS III submarine: ROKS Dosan Ahn Changho (SS-083) broke the world record for the longest continuous operation among diesel submarines.

Also a good promotion for the export....
 

Ananda

The Bunker Group
The F-35B certainly has expanded the market for countries wanting a naval aviation capability

Following @John Fedup post in August, Further rendering of LPX II in Naval News. Now showing two islands configuration similar with QE Class but also with Italian Trieste. Seems it will be bigger than Japanese Kaga class.
 
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