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Korea strengthens Navy

Korea strengthens NavyThe South Korean Navy received a super-modern squadron destroyer with a displacement of 7600 tons, equipped with the Aegis multipurpose combat information and control system (BIUS) (in ancient Greek mythology, the shield of Zephs and Athens). Thus, South Korea now has three destroyers of this class.

As reported by the Defense Planning Development Agency (APOR) of the Republic of Korea, the transfer of the new destroyer took place on August 30. The name of the new ship is Soeru.

The construction of the destroyer, which belongs to the class of Korean ships KDX-III, was launched in September 2009 at the shipyards of the company Hyundai Heavy Industries. For nine months now, sailors will conduct ship tests at sea. Soeru will take up combat duty in the middle of 2013. In addition to this ship, South Korea’s water spaces are already guarded by two similar destroyers with the same displacement, and the Aegis BIUS - Sejong Tevan and Yulgokia. The Defense Planning Development Agency stressed that the new powerful warship, equipped with the most modern systems and technologies, will significantly increase the power of the South Korean Navy.

We also note that it is these destroyers with the Aegis CBS that form the basis of the South Korean missile defense at sea, which is directed against North Korean missiles. South Korea’s missile defense system should begin to function fully from the end of this year.

Characteristics of the destroyer "Soeru":

Radar weapons - complex SPY-1D; able to continuously monitor up to 1000 targets with an angle of control of 360 degrees, as well as simultaneously attack up to 20 air targets.
Conventional weapons: guided missile systems, torpedoes, 5-inch artillery systems, melee systems. Also on the ship are two combat helicopters.
Maximum travel speed - 30 knots (55,5 km / h)
Displacement - 7600 tons
Crew - to 300 people
Length - 166 m
Width - 21 m
Height - 49 m

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  1. curious
    curious 31 August 2012 12: 33
    Well done, what else can I say. A powerful ship for its troubled neighbor from the north and another, gaining strength, from the west. A good and predictable ally for Uncle Sam
  2. Ataturk
    Ataturk 31 August 2012 12: 37
    All are armed. Especially in Asia. Everyone is getting ready for something. In this news I do not see anything good for the world. For them, yes. You will not feed your army, they will force you to feed someone else's.
    1. tronin.maxim
      tronin.maxim 31 August 2012 13: 30
      I agree with you! This is how it should be with our army:
  3. bye
    bye 31 August 2012 12: 37
    What a mess? Vinnie yesterday, like an angry dog, threw himself at everyone and insulted, showed inadequacy in every comment and was removed from the site "empty" !!! What the hell !!! Smirnov since when do you "double-dealing"? So soon you will only stay with the esaul, Neighbor and the like, site traffic is falling, clicks are decreasing, advertising is cheaper ... "You burn out" wink
    1. klimpopov
      klimpopov 31 August 2012 12: 59
      Also noticed ...
  4. patsantre
    patsantre 31 August 2012 12: 42
    Journalists now thought of calling Ajis and Izhis, enough can already be dishonored?
    The Korean copy of Arly Burke, but the latter will be better if you take into account the latest modifications and weapons, such as SM-3 and tactical tomahawks.
    But we still don’t have a destroyer ... and what’s going to happen with the BIUS doesn’t give peace either. We would at least have an analogue of a berk with all sorts of Russian chips, i.e. more powerful anti-ship weapons and preferably a missile defense system for protection against supersonic niksolotnyh anti-ship missiles. And destroyers such as berks or what they say in the article are powerful things, the same amers still stamp their destroyers.
  5. strannik595
    strannik595 31 August 2012 12: 43
    also not an aircraft carrier
    1. snek
      snek 31 August 2012 12: 56

      Captain Evidence, thank you for being!
  6. suharev-52
    suharev-52 1 September 2012 00: 28
    Everyone is arming themselves, Why? It seems everyone feels that the United States has come to the line, beyond which - collapse or .... as a universal tool that has repeatedly brought the country to the forefront in the world - WAR. That's all and stir. Because to save the US economy, only the world war is suitable. Sincerely.