South Korea's Ministry of National Defense (MND) unveiled on August 14 an ambitious mid-term defense plan for 2020-2024. In addition to known projects (KDX III Batch II and KSS III Batch II) the plan calls for the design of two new naval projects for the ROK Navy: An LPX-II aircraft carrier and an arsenal ship.
Tag Archives : ROK Navy
08 Aug 2019
The United States' State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to South Korea of 12 MH-60R Multi-Mission helicopters for an estimated cost of $800 million. This is for the MOH Batch 2 requirement of the RoK Navy in which the AW159 and NH90 NFH are competing as well.
05 Aug 2019
The Republic of Korea (RoK) Navy former Po Hang-class corvette Chungju was formally handed over to the Philippine Navy today, August 5, at the RoKN’s Jinhae Naval Base. Renamed BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39), the vessel will now sail to the Philippines.
25 Jun 2019
South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) launched ROKS Gyeongnam, the second Daegu-class FFX Batch II frigate for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoK Navy). The event took place on June 21st in presence of the RoK Navy Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Sim Seung-seob.
23 Jun 2019
The DSME-built submarine 'Dosan Ahn Chang-ho' started its seat trials from Opko shipyard on June 10, 2019. It is the first vessel of the KSS-III Batch I program for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoK Navy).
03 May 2019
South Korea approved plans to construct the second batch of three destroyers, called KDX III Batch II, by 2028 with a budget of around 3.9 trillion won (US$3.3 billion), according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).
24 Apr 2019
LIG Nex1 officially opened a new Goalkeeper CIWS maintenance facility at the company’s Gumi plant on Tuesday, April 16. The ceremony was attended by Kwon Byung-Hyun, LIG Next 1 Production Division General Manager and Geert van der Molen, Vice-President of Thales Netherland.
25 Jan 2019
JFD has been awarded a multi-million pound contract for the design and build of an advanced Deep Search and Rescue Vehicle (DSRV), as part of a comprehensive submarine rescue capability being provided to the Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy)
23 Jan 2019
South Korea is set to deploy newly developed ship-based Haegung surface-to-air missile, the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) stated in late December.