South Korean Navy’s Sub Kim Jwa-Jin Hits the Water

first_img South Korean Navy’s Sub Kim Jwa-Jin Hits the Water Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today South Korean Navy’s Sub Kim Jwa-Jin Hits the Water View post tag: South View post tag: Navy View post tag: Korean View post tag: Defense South Korean Navy’s fourth 1,800-ton, 214-type submarine Kim Jwa-jin, named after the famous general, was launched on Tuesday at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in Geoje Island, Xinhua informs.The launching ceremony was attended by the country’s President Park Geun-hye, Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin and other senior defence dignitaries.The diesel-powered submarine, features a range of ship-to-land missiles and torpedoes and is envisaged to remain underwater for a couple of weeks without the need to emerge. What is more, the vessel is capable of taking a round  trip from Seoul to Hawaii without having to stop for refueling.The cutting-edge sub, slated for delivery in second half of 2014, will be capable of engaging in anti-ship, anti-air and anti- submarine warfare as well as ship-to-land precision strikes with cruise missiles.It is expected for the Kim Jwa-jin to become fully operational and deploy for naval missions in 2015.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 15, 2013 View post tag: Naval Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: water View post tag: Defence View post tag: Kim View post tag: News by topic August 15, 2013 View post tag: sub View post tag: Jwa-Jin View post tag: hitslast_img

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