HHI receives a contract for Ulsan-class Batch III frigate

HHI receives a contract for Ulsan-class Batch III frigate

Hyundai Heavy Industries has signed a $325 million contract with South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) to design and build the first Ulsan-class Batch III frigate for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN).

The vessel is the first of six 3,500-tonne frigates planned for the batch. The ship — 129 meters long and 15 meters wide — will have a maximum speed of 30 knots.

According to Hyundai Heavy, the ship will be equipped with a four-sided fixed multi-function phased array radar capable of 360-degree omnidirectional detection, tracking and engagement, which will significantly enhance anti-air defense capability.

The ship will also adopt a hybrid propulsion system designed to avoid detection by submarines, and it can operate at high speeds using gas turbine in case of emergency, which will enhance its operational capabilities.

Source: www.defenceandtechnology.com
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