New submarine launched in South Korea
In the South Korean city of Geoje, the ceremony of launching a 3000 ton second non-nuclear submarine of the Chang Bogo III class of the first series took place.
This was reported on Tuesday November 10, 2020 by the South Korean news agency Yonhap.
“South Korea on Tuesday launched a new 3,000-ton submarine with state-of-the-art combat and sonar systems designed to enhance the capabilities of the submarine force,” the agency said in a statement.
The new submarine was named “An Mu” in honor of one of the prominent figures of the Korean Independence Movement. The launching ceremony was held at the Okpo shipyard of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, which is located in Geoje in the southeast of the Republic of Korea.
In total, it is planned to build nine diesel submarines of the Chang Bogo III type of three series. Submarines of this type of the first series will have a length of 83.5 meters, a width of 9.6 meters and a displacement of 3,000 tons. The maximum underwater speed will be 20 knots, and the economic cruising range will reach 10 thousand nautical miles. Crew of 50 people. The main armament of the Chang Bogo III class submarines is the Cheon Ryong multipurpose cruise missiles, as well as torpedoes.