CHUNGMUGONG YI SUN SHIN (DD-975) class Weapon Systems // Ships // Destroyers


Country of Origin: South Korea

This is an improved version of the KWANGGAETO-DAEWANG class destroyer. The vessels are primarily anti-air warfare (AAW) ships. The vessels of this and the previous class were designed to replace the U.S. GEARING-class destroyers in the South Korean navy. Originally projected at six units, plans for the class were cut to three units in March 1997 in order to advance the construction of the SEJONG DAEWANG class (KDX-III) (see separate database entry). However, it was later returned...

 

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