The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Korea has already approved the project and recognized the new system - a think tank for submarines - "suitable for combat use," the report said.
The final expert opinion will follow in 2018, "after the production and equipping of the combat system, radars and sonar system of the Chiang Bogo-3 submarines", named after the famous military leader of the former Korean state of Silla.
Earlier, South Korean media reported that the Navy plans to adopt 2020 such submarines in 9. They are produced by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.
The Republic of Korea is heavily arming itself against the backdrop of confrontation with the DPRK, which does not stop its nuclear and missile tests under the pretext of protecting against the American threat.