Sea Platforms

South Korea approves use of locally developed submarine combat system on KSS-3 class

10 October 2017

Key Points

  • South Korea has developed an indigenous submarine combat system for its KSS-3 class
  • Platform will also likely be used to test a number of locally developed submarine warfare systems

South Korea’s Ministry of Defense has approved an early version of a locally developed submarine combat system for use on board the country’s KSS-3-class diesel-electric submarines (SSKs).

According to an official statement from the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) on 10 October, the combat system, which has been under development since 2012, is now preliminarily cleared to be installed on the KSS-3 programme’s first-of-class. The boat is scheduled for launch in 2018.

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