RoKN deploying new UUV for mine-disposal operations

by Gabriel Dominguez & Dae Young Kim

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) revealed on 29 December that the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has been deploying since 2018 a new unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) designed for mine-disposal operations.

DAPA revealed on 29 December that the RoKN has been deploying a new UUV for mine-disposal operations. (DAPA)

DAPA revealed on 29 December that the RoKN has been deploying a new UUV for mine-disposal operations. (DAPA)

Around 10 units of the UUV, which was developed by local company Daeyang Electric, have been put into operation, said the agency, adding that the system, which adopts some features of a marine robot, is designed to search for and identify mines, and ultimately neutralise them using explosives.

DAPA said that, compared with the RoKN’s previously deployed foreign-made equipment, the new system can withstand strong currents and stay longer underwater.

No further details were provided about the system, including its dimensions.

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