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Thursday, May 07, 2015

S. Korea launches new attack submarine

Yu Gwan-sun (Type 214 class) SSKSouth Korea unveiled its sixth 1,800-ton-class attack submarine Thursday aimed at boosting its underwater warfare capabilities against North Korea.

The launching ceremony for the 214-class submarine, manufactured by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. and named after revered independence fighter Yu Gwan-sun (1902-1920), will take place in the southern coastal city of Geoje, South Gyeongsang Province, according to the Navy.

The Navy plans to commission the submarine in November 2016, it said.

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