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HD Hyundai Heavy, Babcock Pushing to Jointly Develop Submarine

HD Hyundai Heavy, Babcock Pushing to Jointly Develop Submarine

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean shipbuilding giant HD Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. said Wednesday it will cooperate with British defense titan Babcock to jointly develop a submarine for exports. To that end, officials of both companies recently held a meeting at HD Hyundai Heavy’s research and development center in Seongnam, south of [...]

Hanwha Ocean Clinches 1.1 tln-won Deal to Build 3,600-ton Submarine

Hanwha Ocean Clinches 1.1 tln-won Deal to Build 3,600-ton Submarine

SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean shipbuilder Hanwha Ocean clinched a 1.1 trillion-won (US$845 million) deal Friday to build a 3,600-ton submarine for the Navy, the state procurement agency said. Hanwha Ocean signed the deal with the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) to construct the third and last submarine under the Changbogo-III Batch-II [...]

U.S. Nuclear-powered Sub Arrives in S. Korea after N. Korea’s Satellite Launch

U.S. Nuclear-powered Sub Arrives in S. Korea after N. Korea’s Satellite Launch

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A U.S. nuclear-powered submarine arrived in South Korea on Wednesday, one day after North Korea’s latest launch of a military spy satellite. The USS Santa Fe (SSN-763), a Los Angeles-class submarine, entered the Jeju Naval Base on the southern resort island in the morning, the South Korean Navy said, [...]

ROKS Park Wi Submarine Achieves 300,000 Miles of Mishap-free Operation

ROKS Park Wi Submarine Achieves 300,000 Miles of Mishap-free Operation

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A 1,200-ton South Korean submarine has achieved 300,000 miles of accident-free maritime operations in a milestone underscoring the Navy’s enhanced underwater operational capabilities, the armed service said Monday. A ceremony celebrating the ROKS Park Wi’s achievement was set to take place at the Submarine Force Command in Changwon, some [...]

S. Korea, U.S. Stage Joint Anti-submarine Drills Involving Nuclear-powered Sub

S. Korea, U.S. Stage Joint Anti-submarine Drills Involving Nuclear-powered Sub

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea and the United States staged combined anti-submarine drills, involving a U.S. nuclear-powered submarine, in waters south of the Korean Peninsula on Saturday, Seoul’s Navy said, amid joint efforts to reinforce readiness against North Korean military threats. The exercise took place in waters south of the southern island [...]

USS Kentucky Nuclear Submarine Accentuates American Naval Might, Security Commitment to S. Korea

USS Kentucky Nuclear Submarine Accentuates American Naval Might, Security Commitment to S. Korea

BUSAN, July 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A close look at an imposing U.S. nuclear-capable strategic submarine in the southeastern city of Busan threw into sharp relief what America has billed as an “enduring” and “ironclad” commitment to South Korea in the face of growing North Korean threats. The partially submerged, pitch-black USS Kentucky, an 18,750-ton [...]

Navy Gets New Submarine with Stronger Covert Mission Capabilities, Survivability

Navy Gets New Submarine with Stronger Covert Mission Capabilities, Survivability

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Navy on Thursday received a new 3,000-ton submarine with reinforced capabilities to conduct covert underwater missions and precision strikes, the state arms procurement agency said. The delivery ceremony for the ROKS Ahn Mu, named after a renowned Korean independence fighter, took place at the Okpo Shipyard of [...]

S. Korean Navy to Allow Female Sailors to Serve as Submarine Personnel

S. Korean Navy to Allow Female Sailors to Serve as Submarine Personnel

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s Navy has decided to allow female sailors to serve on submarines for the first time, starting in 2024, its officials said Friday, a move to broaden their military roles amid prospects of troop shortages caused by the country’s low birthrate. The Navy made the decision during Thursday’s [...]

Daewoo Shipbuilding Develops Technology to Prevent Cracks in Welded Parts of Submarines

Daewoo Shipbuilding Develops Technology to Prevent Cracks in Welded Parts of Submarines

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) said Monday that it has secured a technology to prevent cracks in the welded parts of submarines. DSME has developed the technology after two years of research and development since 2019 in cooperation with steelmaker POSCO and KR, a South Korean ship [...]