Tuesday, September 3, 2013


The South Korean Navy has taken delivery of its 10th domestically built guided-missile destroyer on Tuesday, which will join patrol missions to defend the nation's shoreline and harbor waters, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said Tuesday.

STX Offshore and Shipbuilding Co. delivered the newest PKG-class (Patrol Killer, Guided Missile) patrol ship to the Navy command, located in Jinhae, some 410 kilometers south of Seoul.

The 450-ton high-speed ship can sail at a top speed of 40 knots and is equipped with anti-ship missiles that have a range of 140 kilometers.

It is also fitted with 76mm and 40mm guns and can accommodate 40 crew. The ship will join Navy patrol missions after two-months of deployment, the DAPA said.

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