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.


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.