FFX Incheon class Frigate - Republic of Korea Navy
 
The FFX programme (Future Frigate eXperimental) was launched to replace the ageing Ulsan Class frigates and Pohang Class corvette in the ROK Navy fleet. Partially designed by the South Korean Ministry of National Defense, Incheon Frigates will be built in two batches by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine & Engineering (DSME).
The FFX programme (Future Frigate eXperimental) was launched to replace the ageing Ulsan Class frigates and Pohang Class corvette in the ROK Navy fleet. Partially designed by the South Korean Ministry of National Defense, Incheon Frigates will be built in two batches by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine & Engineering (DSME).
 
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Incheon Class Frigate - Republic of Korea Navy
Also known as FFX - Future Frigate eXperimental - ROK Navy
 
 
 
The FFX programme (Future Frigate eXperimental) was launched to replace the ageing Ulsan Class frigates and Pohang Class corvette in the ROK Navy fleet. Partially designed by the South Korean Ministry of National Defense, Incheon Frigates will be built in two batches by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine & Engineering (DSME).
 Picture source: Jager
Description
The FFX programme (Future Frigate eXperimental) was launched to replace the ageing Ulsan Class frigates and Pohang Class corvette in the ROK Navy fleet. Partially designed by the South Korean Ministry of National Defense, Incheon Frigates will be built in two batches by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine & Engineering (DSME).

Heavily armed for their displacement (127mm main gun, 8x anti-ship missiles) Incheon Class frigates may fullfil mutlitple tasks including coastal patrol, coastal fire support, anti-submarine warfare... They represent a significative increase in overall capabilities compared to the two classes of vessels they are intended to replace.
 
Shiplist
Name
Hull Number
Launched
Commissioned
Incheon
811
04/2011
01/2013
Gyeonggi
812
07/2013
11/2015
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18 to 24 Incheon class Frigates are planned for the ROK Navy
 
Variants
- Export: An export variant may be sold to the Philippine Navy

Technical Data
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Missions
» Coastal Patrol and surveillance
» Protection of EEZ
» Search and Rescue
» Coastal fire support
» ASW
Weapons
Guns:
» 1x BAE Systems 5"/62 caliber Mark 45 mod 4 (127 mm) main gun
» 1x PHALANX 20mm Close In Weapon Systems (CIWS)
Missiles:
» 2x 4 SSM-700K Hae Sung anti-ship missiles
» 1x RIM-116 RAM launcher (21 missiles each)
Torpedoes:
» 2x Triple torpedo launchers (for K745 LW Blue Shark torpedoes)
Sensors, Electronics, Decoys
  • Combat Management and Information Systems:
    Samsung Thales Naval Shield Integrated Combat Management System
  • Optronics:
    1x n/a
  • Radars and Sensors:
    1x LIG Nex1 SPS-540K 3D surveillance radar ISR
  • Decoys/Counter measures/Jammers:
    Sagem NGDS
    LIG Nex1 SLQ-200K Sonata EW suite
  • Communications:
    Thales TSB3520 ATC & IFF Interrogator / Combined Interrogator Transponder
Engines/Propulsion/Power
Propulsion type: CODOG (Combined diesel or gas)
Diesel engines: 2x MTU 20V 956 TB92
Gas turbines: 2x GE LM2500
2x Propeller Shafts
 
Specifications
Type
Frigate
Crew
140
Operators
Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN)
Performance
Speeds: 30+ kts (max)
Range: 5,000+ nm @ 18 kts
Endurance: n/a days at sea
Designer / Builder
HHI & DSME
Displacement
3,250 tons (full load)
Aviation
1 medium helicopter (hangar + helicopter spot)
Dimensions
Length: 114 m
Beam: 14 m
Maximum Draft: 4 m
Detailed View
Incheon Class Frigate - Republic of Korea Navy
Incheon Class Frigate - Republic of Korea Navy
Incheon Class Frigate - Republic of Korea Navy
Incheon Class Frigate - Republic of Korea Navy
Incheon Class Frigate - Republic of Korea Navy
 
Pictures - Video
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