HHI to build second KDX-III Batch-II destroyer for South Korean navy

by Zaur Babashov | Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021 | 37 views

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced on 9 November that it has secured a KRW636.3 billion (USD541.7 million) contract for the construction of the second of three KDX-III Batch-II guided-missile destroyers for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN).

The announcement comes after the company revealed in early October that it had begun building the first of these Batch-II destroyers at its shipyard in Ulsan as part of a KRW676.6 billion contract awarded by South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) in 2019.

HHI is expected to deliver the first of these new destroyers, which are an improved variant of the Sejong Daewang class, by November 2024, while the second ship is set to be handed over to the RoKN in 2026.

The Batch-II vessels will not only be larger but also feature more advanced systems and weapons than those of the first batch.

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced on 9 November that it has secured a KRW636.3 billion (USD541.7 million) contract for the construction of the second of three KDX-III Batch-II guided-missile destroyers for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN).

The announcement comes after the company revealed in early October that it had begun building the first of these Batch-II destroyers at its shipyard in Ulsan as part of a KRW676.6 billion contract awarded by South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) in 2019.

HHI is expected to deliver the first of these new destroyers, which are an improved variant of the Sejong Daewang class, by November 2024, while the second ship is set to be handed over to the RoKN in 2026.

The Batch-II vessels will not only be larger but also feature more advanced systems and weapons than those of the first batch.

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