The Flaming submarine KSS-III of Korea of ​​the South initiated the tests in the sea

Dosan Ahn Chang-ho is the first of the three KSS-3 submarines ordered by the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN). The keel was placed in May 2016 and the SSK was ceremoniously launched by DSME in September 2018.

South Korea has begun testing at sea for its first diesel-electric submarine KSS-3.

The Republic of Korea Navy is on track to receive the vessel with ground attack cruise missile capability by 2020

Shipbuilding and marine engineering of Daewoo (DSME) of South Korea began initial tests at sea for the first diesel-electric submarine KSS-3 (SSK) in the country.

The submarine, Dosan Ahn Chang-ho, began testing during the week of June 10, and this mainly involved testing of the propulsion systems and the ship's navigation equipment. The latter included validations performed remotely from the bridge and manually from the stern section of the submarine, the source added.

Dosan Ahn Chang-ho is the first of the three KSS-3 submarines ordered by the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN). The keel was placed in May 2016 and the SSK was ceremoniously launched by DSME in September 2018.

The submarine has a total length of 83.5 m, a total beam of 7.7 m and a draft of 7.62 m. It displaces approximately 3,400 tons when it comes to the surface, 3,800 tons when submerged, and can accommodate a crew of 50. The SSK has propulsion capacity independent of air, and has a maximum speed of 20 kt in immersion, 11 kt in surface , and a standard surface range of 10,000 n miles (18,520 km) to 8 kt.

The ship is equipped with eight 533 mm tubes that are capable of deploying an improved version of the heavyweight torpedo Baek Sang Eo (white shark) of the local company LIG NEX, and six vertical launch system tubes that can launch missiles from ground attack cruiser, like the cheong ryong

The submarine will be equipped with the Babcock weapons management launch system and a submarine combat system developed locally by Hanwha Systems.