ROKS Daejeon (FFG-823) was launched by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) today (May 3).
The new warship Daejeon is the fifth of the country’s FFX Batch II frigates to replace the Navy’s 1,500-ton frigates and 1,000-ton patrol combat corvettes, according to the South Korean Navy.
The ceremony was held at its manufacturer Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co.’s Okpo shipyard on the southern island of Geoje, with the attendance of Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Boo Suk-jong.
With 120 crew members aboard, the 122-meter frigate will carry various weapons, including ship-to-ship and surface-to-ground missiles, as well as a helicopter for naval operations.
The new frigate has improved capability to detect and attack submarines with a towed array sonar system and a long-range antisubmarine torpedo, according to the South Korean Navy.
The new warship will be delivered to the South Korean Navy by the end of the next year after a trial period.
ROKS Daejeon (FFG-823)
The new warship Daejeon is the fifth of the country’s FFX Batch II frigates. The Daegu-class frigate is a class of guided-missile frigates of the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN). The Daegu-class is based on the preceding Incheon-class frigate and has otherwise been referred to as an Incheon-class batch II, or FFG-II. Eight Daegu-class ships are planned, with the final goal of 20-22 frigates (of all types) in the ROKN. The Daegu-class frigates are to be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and Hyundai Heavy Industries.
|Displacement:||2,800 t (empty), 3,592t (full load)|
|Length:||122 m (400 ft)|
|Beam:||14 m (46 ft)|
|Draft:||4 m (13 ft)|
|Propulsion:||Combined diesel-electric or gas|
1 × Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbine
4 × MTU 12V 4000 M53B diesel engine
2 × Leonardo DRS electric motors
|Speed:||30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) (max)18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph) (cruising)|
|Range:||4,500 nautical miles (8,000 km)|
|SPS-550K air search 3D radar|
SPG-540K fire control radar
SQS-240K hull-mounted sonar
SQR-250K towed array sonar system
Hanwha Systems SAQ-600K IRSTs
Naval Shield Integrated Combat Management System
|LIG Nex1 SLQ-200(V)K Sonata electronic warfare suite|
SLQ-261K torpedo acoustic counter measures
MASS decoy launchers
|Armament:||1 × 5 inch (127 mm)/L62 caliber Mk 45 Mod 4 naval gun|
1 × 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
2 × triple torpedo tubes for K745 Blue Shark torpedo
8 × SSM-700K Haeseong Anti-ship Missile
16-cell K-VLS for:Haegung K-SAAM quadpacked in 4 per cell
Haeryong VL-Tactical Land Attack Missiles
K-ASROC Red Shark
|Aircraft carried:||Super Lynx or AW159 helicopter|
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