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3000-ton Korean army submarine launch: equipped with 6 missile launch tubes named after the anti-Japanese general

by YCPress

November 10¬†According to Yonhap News Agency, on the afternoon of the 10th, the South Korean military’s second medium-sized submarine “Anwu” (3,000-ton class) will hold a launching ceremony in Geoje, Gyeongsangnam-do.

The boat is the No. 2 submarine of the “Zhang Baogao III” class batch-I submarine independently developed by South Korea. It is 83.3 meters long and 9.6 meters wide. It is equipped with an air-independent power unit (AIP), which greatly extends the submarine’s underwater working time, which means The submarine combat range will be further expanded.

Model of “Anwu” boat

The ship has a maximum submarine speed of 20 knots, a navigation speed of 37 kilometers per hour, and can carry up to 50 crew members. It will play a central role in enhancing maritime combat effectiveness.¬†In addition, the ship is equipped with six vertical ballistic missile launch tubes, like the No. 1 boat “Shimayama An Changhao”.

According to the report, the “Anwu” boat will be delivered to the South Korean Navy in 2022 after evaluation, and will be officially put into service after actual combat drills. The “Anwu” boat is named in honor of the Korean independence activist Anwu. General Anwu participated in important battles such as Fengwu Cave and Qingshanli Victory in 1920, and made great contributions to the resistance against Japan. (Overseas Network Liu Qiang)