Dec. 2, BUSAN, South Korea — A new submarine, christened “Jeongji,” is launched near South Korea’s Naval Command base in Busan on Dec. 2. Developed wholly with domestic technologies, the 1,800-ton sub can run at a maximum speed of 20 knots. The vessel is 65.3 m long and 6.3 m wide. (Yonhap) (Photo courtesy of Naval Command)
This is the latest Type-214 SS in the ROK Navy. The press in Korea has carried many articles about how this class of boat is having engineering troubles. There is also rampant speculation that this class of boat, built in Korea, would be good for export. Given how the ROK economy is going…well, they need all the help they can get!