Monday, July 10, 2017

South Korea Unveils new Jang Bogo-II Class Submarine


The Yu Gwan-sun is the latest in South Korea's Jang Bogo-II Class fleet, and it's set to be deployed in December.
South Korea is flexing its military muscle with a brand new, 213 foot-long, 1,800-ton, diesel powered submarine.
The new submarine can stay underwater for 10 days at a time without resurfacing with a full crew on board. The Chang Bogo-class submarines are armed with 8 bow 533 mm torpedo tubes and 14 torpedoes. The ships are also armed with Sub-Harpoon missiles. At present South Korea has 9 of the subs in service.
Its estimated the North has upwards of 80 submarines.