Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: PCC
Origin: South Korea
DSME and Hyundai Heavy Industries
Parent System: Pohang
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: 22
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Description: The Pohang, also referred to as Po Hang, is a class of patrol boats designed for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) and built by Korea Shipbuilding Corporation, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding, and Korea Takoma. The lead ship, named Pohang, was delivered to RoKN in 1984 and the last in 1993 totaling 22 ships. These ships can perform anti-submarine (ASW), anti-surface (ASuW), and anti-aircraft (AAW) warfare in the littoral environment.
The Pohang-class corvettes propulsion system combines two diesel engines for cruise with one LM2500 gas turbine. The ASW corvettes were provided with hull-mounted PHS-32 or SQS-58 sonar systems, torpedo tubes and depth charges. They are equipped with two or one 76mm OTO Melara naval guns. The AAW corvettes feature two 40mm anti-aircraft guns and fire control system. Two MM38 Exocet anti-ship missiles were provided to each ASuW Pohang-class corvette.
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