KWANGGAETO-DAEWANG (DD-971) class
Country of Origin: South Korea
The KWANGGAETO-DAEWANG class is the first of a group of three classes of multi-role surface combatants designed to replace aging U.S. GEARING-class destroyers. Originally projected at 17-20 units, the program was later scaled back to the three units described here, six larger KDX-II class ships and three (or possibly six) Aegis -equipped DDG-class ships. HULL: Have a constant-pressure sealed NBC warfare protective armored citadel. ARMAMENT: The Italian OTO/Breda 127-mm gun is mounted...
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