Hanwha Ocean will build the last two FFX-III guided missile frigates at a cost of $600 million for the Republic of Korea Navy

By: Maksim Panasovskyi | 16.11.2023, 13:48
Hanwha Ocean will build the last two FFX-III guided missile frigates at a cost of $600 million for the Republic of Korea Navy

The Republic of Korea Navy has decided on the company that will build the last pair of guided-missile frigates. Hanwha Ocean has been chosen.

Here's What We Know

Shipbuilding company Hanwha Ocean has signed a contract with the Republic of Korea Navy for the construction and delivery of two new-generation guided-missile frigates. They will be the fifth and sixth ships of the FFX-III class.

The manufacturer has awarded the Defence Procurement Agency a $600 million contract. The first, also the fifth frigate in the series, will be handed over to the Republic of Korea Navy in December 2027. The last ship will join it six months later.

Hyundai Heavy Industries has built the lead frigate of the FFX-III class. It has already been launched and commissioning is expected next year. Three more ships will be built at SK Oceanplant's shipyard.

The FFX-III class frigates are 129 metres long, 14.8 metres wide and have a displacement of 4,300 tonnes. The South Korean ships will be able to launch torpedoes and anti-ship missiles.

Source: Naval Today