Second Korean Pohang-class corvette arrives in Peru

According to information published by Info Defensa on January 6, 2022, the second Pohang-class corvette donated by South Korea to the Peruvian Navy arrived at the Naval Base of Callao.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Pohang-class corvette BAP Guise (Picture source: Peruvian Navy)

The Pohang-class PCC (Patrol Combat Corvette) is the low-end complement of the high-low mix domestic naval construction plan of the Republic of Korea Navy under the 1st Yulgok Project (1974-1986) for the Republic of Korea Armed Forces.

Since 1984, a total of 24 Pohang-class corvettes were commissioned in the Republic of Korea Navy. As of 2022, 7 remain in service in the ROKN, and 7 were transferred to other navies.

The Batch IV was the most critical upgrade and change of the Pohang-class.

The ship changed the combat system to WSA-423 (Weapon Ship Automation-423) in collaboration with Samsung Aerospace Industries (later Hanwha Systems) and the British Ferranti, which became the backbone of the Republic of Korea Navy's current combat system dubbed as Naval Shield.

Installation of this unproven system caused delays in delivering the ship. Additional system changes include Marconi ST1802 fire control radar and Radamec 2400 optronic director, both localized by Samsung.

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