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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

HHI launches stealth minelayer for Korean Navy

MLS-II NampoHyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world's largest shipbuilder, has launched MLS-II Nampo, its second minelayer for the Korean Navy.

The launching ceremony at HHI's Ulsan, South Korea, was attended by Mr. Baek Seung-joo, Vice Minister of National Defense of Republic of Korea; Mr. Kwon Oh-gap, President & CEO of HHI; and 100 other guests.

The MLS-II Nampo is both HHI and Korea's second minelayer and follows MLS-560 Wonsan, delivered in 1997.

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