Friday, November 03, 2017

S. Korea launches new Navy landing ship

 South Korea on Thursday launched its new Navy landing ship capable of conducting a massive landing operation, according to local media reports.
The launching ceremony was held at the shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries, the country's largest shipbuilder, in the southeastern coastal city of Ulsan.
The 4,900-ton landing ship was the fourth of its kind, which was built under the LST-II program to replace smaller amphibious landing vessels.
The new vessel is 127 meters long and can sail at a maximum speed of 23 knots, or about 40 km per hour. It is operated by some 120 crew.
It can carry as many as 300 soldiers in full armor, transporting high-speed landing craft, amphibious assault armored vehicle and tank.
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