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S. Korea Successfully Tests SLBM from New Submarine

S. Korea Successfully Tests SLBM from New Submarine

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has successfully test-fired a homegrown submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from a new submarine to become the world’s eighth country to possess the weapon, sources said Tuesday. The Agency for Defense Development (ADD) carried out underwater ejection tests of the SLBM from the Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine last [...]

Navy Receives First 3,000-ton-class SLBM Submarine

Navy Receives First 3,000-ton-class SLBM Submarine

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The Navy on Friday received the country’s first 3,000-ton-class indigenous submarine capable of firing submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) to bolster underwater defense capabilities, officials said. The commissioning ceremony for the mid-class diesel air-independent propulsion submarine, named after prominent South Korean independence fighter Dosan Ahn Chang-ho, took place at the [...]

Navy to get new submarine

Navy to get new submarine

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s Navy will receive a new diesel-electric air-independent propulsion submarine Friday capable of staying underwater more than 10 days, the state arms agency said. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) plans to deliver the Hong Beom Do submarine to the Navy in a ceremony at the shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan. Named after a respected independent fighter during Japan’s [...]

U.S. Nuclear-Powered Submarine Makes Stop in Busan

U.S. Nuclear-Powered Submarine Makes Stop in Busan

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A guided-missile U.S. nuclear-powered submarine arrived in South Korea Friday for a routine visit, the U.S. Navy announced. The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN-727) arrived at the southern port of Busan as part of a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific, it said. It marks the sub’s [...]

Navy Launches New 1,800-ton Submarine

Navy Launches New 1,800-ton Submarine

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Thursday launched a new 1,800-ton submarine, characterizing it as a “strategic dagger” to strike precisely at a range of targets. The launch of the diesel-electric submarine wrapped up the Navy’s KSS-II acquisition program, which began in 2000, for the introduction of nine 1,800-ton 214-class submarines. “It’s [...]

Daewoo Shipbuilding Hands Over Submarine to Indonesian Navy

Daewoo Shipbuilding Hands Over Submarine to Indonesian Navy

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Daewoo Shipbiulding & Marine Engineering Co., a major shipyard here, handed over a 1,400-ton diesel-electric submarine to the Indonesian Navy on Wednesday, becoming the first South Korean company to export a submarine. The company said it held a ceremony at its Okpo shipyard on Geoje Island off the southern [...]