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KDX-III  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 22 December 2008
Total Production: 3
Also Known As: DDH-III Sejongdaewang and King Sejong the Great
Origin: South Korea
Corporations: Doosan Infracore, Hyundai Heavy Industries and Samsung Techwin
Parent System: KDX-III
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 22 December 2008
Total Production: 3
Total Cost: KRW3.1 trillion   (USD$3.0 billion)
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Description: The KDX-3 class ships are being designed by Hyundai Heavy Industries as the Korean counterpart to proven American DDG-51 class destroyers. These ships will feature the AEGIS weapon system with the AN/SPY-1D multi-function radar antennas. They will perform blue water missions with improved survivability over current and planned ships operated by the Korean Navy.
The number of MK41 cells estimated for the KDX-3 destroyer could be as high as 90. Standard SM-2, ESSM and Harpoon missiles are envisaged as the backbone of KDX-3 destroyers' weaponry but it has not been confirmed yet.
In October 2004, the Republic of Korea Navy ordered three RAM weapon systems for the KDX-III class destroyers. These ships will be the world's first combining proven AEGIS and RAM. South Korea intends to procure up to three KDX-3 destroyers, which are expected to achieve operational capability beyond 2010.
On November 15, 2004, General Electric announced that the LM2500 gas turbine was selected to power KDX-III destroyers with a firm order on 12 turbines. Samsung Techwin of South Korea is the propulsion system contract for this destroyer program. Four LM2500 gas turbines will be provided to each destroyer yielding 120,000-shp output altogether.

KDX-III Specifications

Crew: 300
Number of Weapons: 98
Dimensions
Beam: 21 meter (69 foot)
Draft: 6 meter (19.7 foot)
Length: 166 meter (545 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 127 millimeter
Performance
Max Range at Cruise Speed: 5,500 nautical mile
Power
Total Combined Power: 120,000 shp (90 MW)
Speed
Top Speed: 30 knot (15.4 mps)
Weight
Full Displacement: 10,000 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

KDX-III News

There are 4 news between
31 Aug 2004 and 22 Dec 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008Aegis Destroyer Sejong the Great Commissioned by the Republic of Korea Navy
Monday, June 26, 2006FMS: Korea Seeks SM-2 Block IIIB Standard Missiles
Monday, October 11, 2004Korean KDX-3 Destroyers to Get Rolling Airframe Missiles
Tuesday, August 31, 2004Lockheed-Martin Completes Land-based Testing of AEGIS BMD Capability

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems

Grand Total 31
Anti-Ship Missiles
SSM-700K Hae Sung Ix16
Red Shark
Land Attack Cruise Missiles
Cheonryong
Haeseong II
Ship Air Defense Systems
AEGIS
Mk-31 RAMx1
Ship Power Plants
LM2500x4
Ship Sensors
AN/SPY-1Dx4
Surface-to-Air Missiles
Standard SM-2 Block IIIA
Standard SM-2 Block IIIB
Tactical Support Helicopters
Super Lynxx2
Torpedoes
Blue Shark
Weapon Stations
Mk 45 mod 4x1

KDX-III Ship Listing


SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
DDH 991 ROKS Sejongdaewang-22 Dec 2008-
DDH 992 ROKS Yulgok Yi I-Aug 2010-
DDH 993 -2012-

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