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S.Korea launches new 3,000-ton-class SLBM-capable submarine

The Shin Chae-ho, a 3,000-ton submarine developed with indigenous technology by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, was launched Tuesday (Sep.28) by the Republic of Korea Navy and Defense Acquisition Program Administration. A launch ceremony for the new submarine, named after...

South Korean Navy commissions 1st Changbogo-III Batch-I class submarine

On August 13, the South Korean Navy commissioned the first Changbogo-III Batch-I class submarine. The 3,000-ton indigenous sub can launch submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) to augment underwater defense capabilities. The mid-class diesel air-independent propulsion submarine, named after prominent South Korean independence...

Investigation Continues Into Covid Outbreak aboard ROKS Munmu the Great

The outbreak aboard the ROKS Munmu the Great destroyer is the largest cluster South Korea’s military has seen. A total of 247 of the ship’s 301 crew have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days, and the entire crew...

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