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Navy receives its 10th guided-missile destroyer

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)
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