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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 [...]

Daewoo Shipbuilding First Korean Company to Export Submarine

Daewoo Shipbuilding First Korean Company to Export Submarine

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has become the first South Korean company to export a submarine, joining the likes of the U.K., France, Russia, and Germany. According to DSME officials, a commemoration celebrating the delivery of a 1,400-ton submarine to the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of [...]

Korea Launches Eighth 1,800-ton Submarine

Korea Launches Eighth 1,800-ton Submarine

GEOJE, South Korea, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea launched its eighth 1,800-ton “KSS-II” submarine on Tuesday dubbed the Lee Beom-seok, named after a renowned independence movement fighter during the Japanese colonial rule, who served as a prime minister and defense minister after the Japanese occupation ended.  The ship is scheduled for deployment in [...]

Daewoo Shipbuilding Launches 2nd Submarine for Indonesian Navy

Daewoo Shipbuilding Launches 2nd Submarine for Indonesian Navy

GEOJE Island, South Korea, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., a major South Korean shipbuilder, launched a 1,400-ton diesel submarine on Monday for the Indonesian navy, a company official said.  The submarine is the second of the three submarines being built under a 2011 deal worth US$1.1 billion. In March, [...]

KT Installs Wi-Fi Networks in Submarines

KT Installs Wi-Fi Networks in Submarines

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) – KT Corp., South Korea’s second-largest mobile carrier by sales, said Friday it has set up networks for Wi-Fi connections in 20 of the Navy’s submarines to allow sailors access to the internet.  The Wi-Fi networks will help Navy soldiers aboard submarines participate in online information communication technology education programs [...]