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Monday, September 07, 2015

S. Korea to send 4,500-ton destroyer to Japan's naval parade

KDX-2 class DDGSouth Korea will dispatch one of its 4,500-ton destroyers to a naval parade in Japan next month and conduct a joint search and rescue exercise with the neighbor, the Ministry of National Defense said Monday.

The guided missiles-equipped Navy destroyer Dae Joyeong will be sent to join the fleet parade to be held by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force on Oct. 18, a ministry official said.

The destroyer, built in 2003, is capable of accommodating 200 crewmen and sailing at a speed of 28 knots.

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