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"South Korea scrambled fighter jets Saturday to intercept a Chinese military reconnaissance plane that spent four hours inside South Korea’s air defense zone, officials said.

The apparent aggression took place just a day after North Korea’s historic pledge to pursue denuclearization of the Korean peninsula in a summit meeting China itself had hailed as “a historic moment.”

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South Korea to launch 2nd Dokdo-class ship this month
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The Republic of Korea Navy’s second Dokdo-class amphibious assault ship will be launched this month, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said.

The launching ceremony for the new ship, named ROKS Marado, will be held at Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction shipyard in Busan on May 14.

South Korea started building the vessel at the Hanjin shipyard in April 2017.

Featuring a length of 199 meters and a width of 31 meters, Marado is expected to be commissioned in 2020, following tests and evaluations, according to DAPA.

The first Dokdo-class vessel, ROKS Dokdo, was launched in 2015 and commissioned two years later. It is said to be one of the largest amphibious assault ships in Asia.

Compared to the previous Dokdo-class ship, ROKS Marado was designed to incorporate improvements and upgrades as well as new technology, DAPA explained.
 
May 5, 2018
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Korea's new amphibious assault ship set for launch
Published : May 14, 2018
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South Korea's new 14,500-ton amphibious assault ship will make its public debut Monday, boasting improved combat and radar systems using the country's own technology, the state arms agency said.

Defense Minister Song Young-moo plans to host the launch ceremony for the Marado ship at the shipyard of Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. in Busan in the afternoon, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration.

The minister's wife Koo Ja-jeong is scheduled to cut the rope tethering the vessel with a hand axe in a symbolic tradition for the ceremonial launch of a naval ship.

Named after the nation's southernmost island, it will be the South Korean Navy's second large-scale transport ship after the Dokdo of the same class.

It can sail at a maximum speed of 23 knots (some 41 km per hour) with some 300 crew members aboard.

The Marado, 199 meters long and 31 meters wide, is capable of carrying more than 700 troops, armored vehicles, high-speed amphibious boats and helicopters.

Code-named LPH-6112, the Marado is also equipped with advanced radar and combat devices, including anti-ship guided missiles produced by South Korea, according to the DAPA. It has a 20-mm Phalanx close-in weapons system as well, while the Dokdo is installed with the 30-mm Goalkeeper gun. LPH stands for landing platform helicopter.

The Marado will be delivered to the Navy in late 2020 after trial operations, the DAPA said.

Besides combat missions, the vessel will be used to support disaster rescue or international peacekeeping operations, it added.

Also attending the ceremony are Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Um Hyun-seong, Marine Corps Commandant Lt. Gen. Jun Jin-goo and around 200 other dignitaries.

Two South Korean civilians -- Sohn Yang-young and Lee Kyung-pil -- will join the event. They were born on the Meredith Victory, a US ship used in the 1950 evacuation of more than 14,000 war refugees in Korea.

This photo provided by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration shows South Korea`s new 14,500-ton amphibious assault ship, the Marado.
 
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大韓民国海軍の揚陸艦「独島/Dokdo/독도함(LPH-6111)」と「馬羅島/Marado/마라도함(LPH-6112)」の違い

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The difference between the Korean naval Landing Ship "Dokdo/Dokdo/독도함 (lph-6111)" and "Ma Luo/marado/마라도함 (lph-6112)"

 
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Korean Navy’s second amphibious assault ship ROKS Marado hits the water
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The Republic of Korea Navy has launched ROKS Marado, its improved Dokdo-class amphibious assault ship, at Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction shipyard in Busan.

The ceremony took place Monday and was hosted by South Korean defense minister Song Young-moo.

According to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), the minister’s wife, Koo Ja-jeong, served as the ship sponsor.

The keel-laying ceremony for ROKS Marado took place April 2017, after HHIC signed a KRW 417.5 billion contract with DAPA for construction of Marado on December 23, 2014.

Compared to the first ship in the class, the ROKS Dokdo, Marado will have improved landing operation capabilities, according to DAPA. The ship features South Korean anti-ship guided missile systems and the Phalanx close-in weapons system.

In addition to being used for anti-surface warfare (ASuW), anti-air warfare (AAW) and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations, the 199-meter-long ship will be used for government-led support activities such as disaster relief and emergency evacuation operations.

Marado is expected to be commissioned in 2020, following tests and evaluations, according to DAPA.
 
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大韓民国海軍の揚陸艦「独島/Dokdo/독도함(LPH-6111)」と「馬羅島/Marado/마라도함(LPH-6112)」の違い

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The difference between the Korean naval Landing Ship "Dokdo/Dokdo/독도함 (lph-6111)" and "Ma Luo/marado/마라도함 (lph-6112)"

and here's Jane's story (dated 16 May 2018) South Korea selects mix of local, Israeli sensors for second Dokdo-class helicopter carrier
Key Points
  • The Republic of Korea Navy’s second Dokdo-class ship will feature a different set of weapons and sensors from its predecessor
  • Improvements have been incorporated from the service’s 11-year operational experience with the first-of-class
The Republic of Korea Navy’s (RoKN’s) second Dokdo-class helicopter carrier, which will be known in service as ROKS Marado with pennant number 6112 once commissioned, has been built to carry a different suite of weapons and sensors from the first-of-class.

Images from the Marado ’s ceremonial launch on 14 May reveal that South Korea has selected the ELM-2248 (MF-STAR) multifunction surveillance radar from Israeli defence firm ELTA Systems in place of the SMART-L multibeam radar from Thales found on ROKS Dokdo (6111).

The country has also selected what appears to be the SPS-550K three-dimensional air and surface surveillance radar from local company LIG Nex1, in place of the Thales MW08 surveillance radar found on the first-of-class.

Also, notably absent is the Raytheon Mk 49 guided missile launching system capable of deploying the RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM), which is found atop Dokdo’s bridge. On Marado , this has been replaced with a single fixed-array face of the MF-STAR radar mast located amidships.

Illustrations released by South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) on Marado indicate that the ship will be armed with two 20 mm Phalanx close-in weapon system (CIWS) turrets. These will be located on deck in the bow section, and on a depressed pedestal at stern.

Close-in protection on Dokdo is provided by two Thales Goalkeeper turrets, which are located on the ship’s superstructure and on deck, also in the bow section.

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The South Korean Navy launched its second 14,500-ton Dokdo-class amphibious assault ship on May 14 as the landing vessel’s mission shifts more toward blue-water operations than countering
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Built by Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction, the Landing Platform Helicopter, named after Marado ― South Korea’s southernmost island ― features improved design and defense systems compared to those aboard the Dokdo ship commissioned in 2007, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration, or DAPA.

“The Marado LPH reflects improvements that have been made through the operation of the Dokdo ship,” Moon Ki-jeong, head of the DAPA agency in charge of the ship acquisition program, said during the launching ceremony at the Hanjin shipyard in Busan, 450 kilometers south of Seoul. “In particular, the ship is fitted with advanced combat and defense systems as well as an improved radar using the country’s own technologies.”

Moon was likely referring to a navigation radar and a medium-range surface-to-air missile built by LIG Nex1, and combat systems developed by Hanwha Systems.

In addition, the 199-meter-long, 31-meter-wide LPH is to be equipped with a fixed-panel 3-D surveillance radar built by Elta Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries, in place of the Thales SMART 3-D radar aboard the Dokdo.

Another major difference is that Marado’s flight deck has been adapted to accommodate two V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, while the Dokdo was able to carry one V-22, according to Navy officials. The ship is also fitted with two Phalanx close-in weapon systems, instead of the Goalkeeper CIWS installed in the Dokdo.

Defense Minister Song Young-moo said the LPH’s future role is to safeguard maritime security in northeast Asia and beyond. There was no mention of defense against North Korea.

“In order to preserve our maritime sovereignty at sea and play a role as a member of the international community, we have to move farther toward greater oceans,” the minister said. “I’m convinced that the Marado will bring honor to the Republic of Korea by contributing northeast Asian and global maritime security.”

The Dokdo-class LPH can carry up to 720 fully equipped marines, 10 tanks, 10 trucks, seven amphibious assault vehicles and three artillery systems. It can sail at a maximum speed of 41 kilometers with a crew of 300 aboard.

The well deck has a capacity for two landing craft. Below the deck hanger, 15 helicopters, including two V-22s, can fit while the flight deck can simultaneously accommodate up to five helicopters of all types, according to DAPA officials.

The Marado will be fully operational in 2020 after sea trials.
 

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"Construction of the second Dokdo-class amphibious assault ship, named Marado, began in 2016. The ship will be the second largest ship in the Republic of Korea’s Navy, after the first Dokdo-class ship. Displacing 14,500 tons, the ship has a width of thirty-one meters and a length of 199 meters. The Marado can also sail at speeds approaching forty-one kilometers per hour. According to Yonhap News Agency, “It has a 20-mm Phalanx close-in weapons system, as well, while the Dokdo [the first ship in the class] is installed with the 30-mm Goalkeeper gun.” The Marado will be delivered to the South Korean Navy in late 2020 following testing.

Large amphibious assault ships like the Dokdo-class are sometimes referred to as “aircraft carriers in disguise.” This is certainly apt in the case of Japan’s Izumo-class helicopter destroyers. Those ships are roughly 250 meters (820 feet) long and displace 24,000 tons. The Izumos are about 50 percent bigger (in terms of displacement) than Japan’s previously largest ship, the Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer. Others have pointed out that the ships are actually larger than Spain and Italy’s short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft carriers."

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South Korea signals AESA progression....







South Korea is moving to the critical design phase of its programme to develop an AESA radar system for the Korean Fighter Experimental (KFX) aircraft, which is scheduled to be produced from the mid-2020s. Source: Korea Aerospace Industries.

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has signalled progression in its programme to develop an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar system in collaboration with local industry.

DAPA said in a statement on 31 May that its radar programme – intended to support the Korean Fighter Experimental (KFX) aircraft – has completed a two-year preliminary design phase and will now move to the critical design stage before a design review in May 2019.

Following the design review, DAPA hopes to produce a pilot prototype in 2020, which will be installed on early prototypes of the KFX from 2022. After several years of trials, DAPA aims to start initial production of both the aircraft and its AESA radar from the mid-2020s.

Under a KRW360 billion (USD334 million) contract awarded in mid-2016, the AESA development programme is led by Hanwha Systems, which is collaborating with the Agency for Defense Development (ADD), a DAPA subsidiary. Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), as lead developer of the KFX, is also involved in the programme.

KAI has previously outlined a target to produce about 250 twin-engine KFX fighter aircraft to replace the Republic of Korea Air Force’s (RoKAF’s) F-4E Phantom and F-5E Tiger II aircraft and, ultimately, its F-16 Fighting Falcon platforms. KAI also expects to export several hundred KFX fighters.
 

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