S. Korea commissions third Aegis destroyer
mars 25, 2011 Laisser un commentaire
SEOUL, March 24 (Xinhua) — South Korea launched on Thursday its third Aegis destroyer, the defense ministry in Seoul said.
The Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong, a 7,600-ton KDX-III destroyer, will be further examined and begin service in March next year.
The destroyer, built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, the country’s largest shipbuilder, is reportedly equipped with ship-to-ship missiles, antiaircraft missile and torpedoes and can carry 300 crew members and helicopters.
South Korea has two other Aegis destroyers, launched in 2008 and 2010, respectively.
Source : news.xinhuanet.com