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South Korea receives first PKX-B missile craft

30 October 2017

South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) has delivered the first 'B' variant of the Patrol Killer Experimental (PKX) fast attack craft to the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN).

The vessel was delivered on 30 October in a ceremony held at HHIC’s shipyard in Busan, according to a statement released by the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) on the same day.

The 230-tonne craft has an overall length of 44 m, an overall beam of 7 m, and can accommodate a crew of 20. Powered by General Electric's 6,000 shp LM 500 gas-turbine engines and Caterpillar Marine's Cat C32 diesel engines in a combined diesel and gas turbine (CODAG) configuration, and propelled by waterjets, the platform has a top speed of 40 kt.

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