From the 4 June 08 issue of JoongAng Ilbo:
The new 214-class submarine, named the Ahn Jung-geun after the late independence fighter against Japan’s colonial rule of Korea in the early 20th century, was officially launched yesterday in a ceremony at the Hyundai Heavy Industries dockyard in Ulsan. The 1,800-ton submarine will be commissioned and deployed late next year, along with two other 214-class submarines that were launched in 2006 and 2007, Navy officials said.
There have been other press reports that the submarine’s Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) engineering has problems. Guess we will have to wait and see!