Korean Navy’s Second Minelayer Launched

first_img Authorities View post tag: Navy Share this article May 27, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today Korean Navy’s Second Minelayer Launched View post tag: News by topic Korean Navy’s Second Minelayer Launched View post tag: asiacenter_img View post tag: HHI Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) launched its second minelayer MLS-II Nampo for the Korean Navy.The MLS-II Nampo is both HHI and Korea’s second minelayer following MLS-560 Wonsan that was delivered in 1997 and are currently in operation. The MLS-II Nampo which can carry 120 crew measures 114 m in length, 17 m in width and 28 m in depth with a displacement of 3,000 tons.The next-generation stealth minelayer is specially built to lay a large number of mines precisely at the designated spots in a short period of time. The MLS-II Nampo is scheduled to be delivered to the Korean Navy by October 2016 after outfitting work, sea trials and final inspections.HHI has been playing a key role in strengthening the defense capabilities of the Korean Navy by delivering a total of 71 naval ships including 12 frigates/patrol ships, 3 destroyers, 3 submarines, and 2 Aegis destroyers.Image: HHI View post tag: Minelayer View post tag: Naval View post tag: korean navy View post tag: launchedlast_img read more