South Korea just launched its newest destroyer

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Republic of Korea (South Korea) connected Thursday launched a caller 8,200-ton destroyer equipped with ballistic rocket defenses.

A ceremonial to motorboat the 8,200-ton KDX-III Batch-II Aegis destroyer, designed mostly with home technology, was held successful Ulsan.

The ceremonial for the Jeongjo The Great destroyer, named aft a visionary king of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), took spot astatine the shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries successful Ulsan, immoderate 410 kilometers southeast of Seoul.

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The warship is equipped with the latest Aegis combat system, which has the quality to way and intercept ballistic missiles. It is expected to play a large relation successful the Korean Missile Defense System (KAMD).

“As a awesome of the efforts to physique a strong, high-tech ocean-going Navy and a nationalist strategical asset, the 8,200-ton destroyer is expected to further boost the Navy’s combat capabilities,” the Navy said successful a property release.

The 170-meter-long, 21-meter-wide destroyer is equipped with radar-evading functions and the newest Aegis combat strategy susceptible of not lone detecting and tracking ballistic missiles but besides intercepting them.

The vas is besides to beryllium fitted with ship-to-ground guided ballistic missiles and long-range ship-to-air guided missiles and equipped with the locally developed precocious sonar strategy targeting force submarines and underwater weapons, similar torpedoes.

The destroyer volition besides beryllium capable to transportation MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters that the state plans to commencement introducing successful 2024, according to the Navy.

“We volition strive harder to conception a beardown ocean-going subject based connected cutting-edge technologies successful mentation against aboriginal threats and for shifts successful the conflict environment,” a Navy authoritative was quoted arsenic saying successful the property release.

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