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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Navy launches new frigate Gwangju, 6th in next-generation fleet project

Gwangju frigateThe Navy said Tuesday it has launched a new guided missile frigate named Gwangju as it continues to churn out next-generation warships to retire older vessels.

The new frigate is the sixth addition to the fleet as part of the Navy's project to build 20 next-generation vessels by 2020.

The new series will replace the Navy's aging frigates and patrol combat corvettes, the Navy said in a statement.

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