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Hyundai Heavy to build next-generation destroyer

Oct 11,2019
Hyundai Heavy Industries said Thursday it has signed a deal worth 676.6 billion won ($565 million) with the country’s state arms procurement agency to build a next-generation destroyer for the Navy.

Under the deal with the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), Hyundai Heavy will deliver the first of three upgraded Aegis destroyers by November 2024. The new Aegis destroyer will be able to sail at a maximum speed of 30 knots per hour, according to Hyundai Heavy.

Compared to the present destroyers, the new vessels will have much improved combat systems that can detect and track targets at greater distances and with more precision, the shipbuilder said.