Published : 2013-09-04 21:03
Updated : 2013-09-04 21:03
The Navy has taken delivery of its 10th domestically built guided-missile destroyer on Tuesday, which will join patrol missions to defend the nation’s shoreline and harbor waters, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration said.
STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. delivered the newest PKG-class (Patrol Killer, Guided Missile) patrol ship to the Navy command, located in Jinhae, some 410 kilometers south of Seoul.
The 450-ton high-speed ship can sail at a top speed of 40 knots and is equipped with anti-ship missiles that have a range of 140 kilometers.
It is also fitted with 76mm and 40mm guns and can accommodate 40 crew.
The ship will join Navy patrol missions after two-months of deployment, the DAPA said. (Yonhap News)