Once in service, the 120 m long 5600 ton Ganghwado, which has an overall beam of 19 m, will supplement the 103 m-long, 3200-ton Cheonghaejin auxiliary submarine rescue ship, which was commissioned into the RoKN in November 1996 and is able to operate in waves of 2 m or smaller.
So the South-Korean Navy will soon have two submarine rescue ships.
Good article including a Video from Navalnews on the ROKNs Light Carrier Project. Very interesting design from HHI which has partnered with Babcock. DSME signed a similar alliance with Fincantieri at MADEX 2021.
Will be an interesting competition, they are both between 35,000-45,000t able to operate around 30 manned Aircraft and the HHI design includes a separate Flight deck for UAVs
ROKN release CG video on their future CG operation. The design for their future Light Carrier from my understanding not yet finish. This seems this CG just shown more on the concept om how it will be used in the future.
This video more on public display from ROKN Naval week.
South Korea was set Tuesday to hold a ceremony launching a new frigate named after the PCC-772 Cheonan, a Pohang Class corvette torpedoed by North Korea in 2010.
The ceremony for the 122 meter long Deagu Class/Incheon Batch II/FFX-II frigate FFG-826 Cheonan, was scheduled to take place at the shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. in Ulsan, some 410 kilometers southeast of Seoul.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has successfully developed a methanol steam reforming plant for submarine fuel cells and delivered it to the Agency for Defense Development.The company held a delivery ceremony at its Siheung R&D Campus on Nov. 18.The plant produces high purity hydroge
South Korea effort on building their own AIP. While in Indonesia (as ROK first Submarine export customer), Euro Sales guys continue their public effort to downgrade ROK design submarines.
|“Light aircraft carriers are unnecessary in our security environment. The light carrier gives us no substantive advantage in terms of military strategy and operations; the carrier will be nothing more than a ‘money-eating hippopotamus’.”|
But still, the new defence budget for 2022 is approved by the National Assembly, including the budget for the new aircraft carrier program.