DSME showcasing its next generation KDDX Destroyer for ROK Navy at Indo Defence 2014
 
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is showcasing its KDDX Destroyer project for the first time outside South Korea At Indo Defence 2014, the international defence exhibition currently held in Jakarta. Navy Recognition gathered the latest details on the future Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy) Destroyer.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is showcasing its KDDX Destroyer project for the first time outside South Korea At Indo Defence 2014, the international defence exhibition currently held in Jakarta. Navy Recognition gathered the latest details on the future Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy) Destroyer.
 
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DSME showcasing its next generation KDDX Destroyer for ROK Navy at Indo Defence 2014
 
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is showcasing its KDDX Destroyer project for the first time outside South Korea At Indo Defence 2014, the international defence exhibition currently held in Jakarta. Navy Recognition gathered the latest details on the future Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy) Destroyer.
     
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is showcasing its KDDX Destroyer project for the first time outside South Korea At Indo Defence 2014, the international defence exhibition currently held in Jakarta. Navy Recognition gathered the latest details on the future Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy) Destroyer.
KDDX Destroyer model on DSME stand at Indo Defence 2014
     
According to a DSME representative at Indo Defence, the KDDX is being developped as a smaller, more compact and more stealthy follow on to the AEGIS KDX-III destroyers. The main requirements from the ROK Navy are lower maintenance and operating costs than KDX-III, which are based on the U.S. Navy's Burke class destroyers.
     
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is showcasing its KDDX Destroyer project for the first time outside South Korea At Indo Defence 2014, the international defence exhibition currently held in Jakarta. Navy Recognition gathered the latest details on the future Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy) Destroyer.
Detailed view of the KDDX radar mast at Indo Defence 2014
     
Based on the model (and confirmed by two DSME representatives at Indo Defence), the KDDX will be fitted with 16x SSM-700K Haeseong (C-Star) Anti-ship Missile launchers, 48x vertical launch systems at the bow (MK41 from Lockheed Martin or some Korean VLS under development by Doosan) for surface to air missiles, 16x larger K-VLS back aft. This could not be confirmed at Indo Defence, but Navy Recognition believes these larger K-VLS will be used to store and launch LIG Nex1's Hyunmoo-3C land attack cruise missiles with a range of about 1,500 km. There are speculations in South Korea that there will also be an anti-ship version of the Hyunmoo missile. A Phalanx CIWS is fitted on top of the dual helicopter hangar.

For anti-submarine warfare, the class is expected to be fitted with bow and towed array sonars, and with torpedo launcher as well as K-ASROC (for Anti-Submarine ROCket).

KDDX will be fitted with Lockheed Martin's AEGIS SPY-1 radar or some equivalent, possibly a similar AESA phased array radar from Samsung-Thales, on an integrated mast to reduce radar cross section.
     
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is showcasing its KDDX Destroyer project for the first time outside South Korea At Indo Defence 2014, the international defence exhibition currently held in Jakarta. Navy Recognition gathered the latest details on the future Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy) Destroyer.
KDDX Destroyer model on DSME stand at Indo Defence 2014
     
KDDX will have a crew of about 180 sailors. We were told the propulsion system will be CODAG (Combined Diesel and Gas) but that many of the subsystems and peripheral equipment will be selected at a much later date.

Displacement of the class is set to be about 8,000 tons, length 155 meters, breadth 18.8 meters and draft 9.5 meters.
 

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