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ROK Navy’s Future Submarine Rescue Vessel Passes Capability Test

ROK Navy’s Future Submarine Rescue Vessel Passes Capability Test 30 December, 2017

 

Republic of Korea's (ROK) Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has announced that the design of the ASR-II project passed the military's required operational capability (ROC) test. ROK Navy has commissioned nine KSS-II class submarines (Type 214) as well as building the new class of large submarine, the KSS-III.

Ship’s missions include rescuing trapped sailors in submarines, naval operation support for submarines, underwater research and mapping support, and recovery of sunken vessels. It is equipped with a Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) that operates up to 500 meters, and a rescue chamber that can accommodate up to nine people.

ROK Navy’s Future Submarine Rescue Vessel Passes Capability Test

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