The HDP-1500 Neo is the export variant of a new OPV design developed by HHI for the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy. According to HHI, the ship is “based on decades of know-how, experience and latest shipbuilding technologies”.
We tried to make our product as competitive as possible by bringing the price downGabriel Kim, Sale Associate at HHI
The vessel features a stealth design with a clean superstructure for reduced radar cross section (RCS) signature. The optimized and simplified internal layout provides better crew habitability. With its extended range (5,500 nautical miles) and endurance (28 days at sea), the OPV can cover wide area of water.
Reconfigurable spaces below the helicopter deck can accommodate mission modules for various missions:
- Patrol and protection of coastal borders and EEZ
- Anti-smuggling and anti-piracy
- Humanitarian assistance & disaster relief, search and rescue
- Anti-Surface Warfare operations
HDP-1500 NEO has a length of 81 meters, a breadth of 13.1 meters a draft of 3.5 meters, a maximum speed of 21 knots and a displacement of 1,700 tons.
The ship is suited for a crew of 41 members and has extra beds for 10 people, such as the aircrew. Weapon systems include a main gun of up tot 76 mm and up to four CIWS.
“She can be equipped with one mid-size helicopter. Underneath the helideck, there is enough space for four mission modules, so they can be used for a variety of missions“.
Taking about potential costumers, Kim said HHI “is marketing this ship to navies in the South America and also for Asian countries and Middle-Eastern countries as well“.