October 14 2009
The South Korean navy has decided to build six "mini-Aegis" destroyers between 2019 and 2026 to strenthen coastal and blue-water operations, reports the Korea Times.
The 5,600-ton KDX-IIA warships will be equipped with an Aegis radar and close-in weapon systems as a core part of the navy's strategic mobile fleet led by the 7,600-ton Se Jong Daewan-class destroyers, according to the navy.
The mobile fleet is expected to consist of two Se Jong Daewan-class destroyer-led...
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