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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 6
Also Known As: DDH-II Chungmugong Yi Sunshin
Origin: South Korea
Corporations: DSME and Hyundai Heavy Industries
Parent System: KDX-II
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 12
Family Members: KDX-IIA
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Description: The Republic of Korea Navy's KDX-II class destroyers have been designed to perform a wide variety of missions. They are equipped with Standard SM-2, ESSM, and Harpoon missiles and an Mk 45 127mm naval gun, two helicopters, and a Goalkeeper Close-In Weapon System (CIWS). The MK41 Vertical Launch System (VLS) for improved weapons availability is installed on these ships as well. Originally, the Republic of Korea Navy ordered three KDX-2 destroyers to be delivered between 2003 and 2005. In the early 2000s, the program was expanded allocating funds for three additional vessels to be built from 2006 until 2008. The six KDX-II destroyers are backup surface cambatants for three KDX-III Anti-Air destroyers outfitted with Lockheed-Martin's Aegis weapon system.

The Alenia Marconi Systems (AMS) SSCS Mk 7 Combat Management System is a central part of the KDX-2 weapon system. It consists of ten multi-functional consoles along with the required infrastructure for planning, executing and monitoring warfare engagements. The system itself is an upgrade of those supplied to KDX-I destroyers in the later 1990s.

KDX-II Specifications

Crew: 185
Number of Weapons: 40
Beam: 17.4 meter (57 foot)
Draft: 9.50 meter (31.2 foot)
Length: 150 meter (490 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 127 millimeter
Total Combined Power: 65,000 shp (48 MW)
Top Speed: 29 knot (14.9 mps)
Full Displacement: 5,500 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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There are 2 news between
20 Jan 2003 and 3 Jun 2004
Thursday, June 3, 2004FMS: Standard and RAM Missiles for KDX-II and LPX
Monday, January 20, 2003Korean LPX and KDXII Ships Get CIWS Goalkeeper

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 61
Cannons & Gear
Mk 41 Tactical Lengthx4
Mk 45x1
Mk 45 mod 4x1
Defensive Weapons
Red Shark
Standard SM-2 Block IIIAx32
Offensive Weapons
SSM-700K Hae Sung Ix8
RGM-84D Harpoonx8
Propulsion Systems
Protection Systems
Mk-31 RAMx1
Support Aircraft
Super Lynxx1

KDX-II Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
DDH 975 Monn-Moo-2003-
DDH 976 Moonmu the Great-2004-
DDH 977 Daejoyoung-2005-
DDH 978 Wanggun-2007-
DDH 979 Ganggamchan-1 Oct 2007-
DDH 980 Choi Young-2008-

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