South Korea’s Protection Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) mentioned it will begin primary design for the 1.78 trillion received ($1.43 billion) Mine Sweeping Ship (MSH-II) Mission. Minesweeper is a ship that has been operated by South Korea for the reason that Nineteen Eighties and has improved mine search and minesweeping capabilities. It was constructed as a substitute for the Mine Looking Ship (MHC), whose life cycle has arrived. In December 2022, the DAPA has requested Gangnam Co., Ltd. to finish primary design of the ship by 2025. The primary Mine Sweeping Ship constructed below this mission is deliberate to be deployed in 2029.

Particularly, home analysis and growth of core tools comparable to mine search sonar and sophisticated delicate mine suppression tools is anticipated to ensure secure follow-up logistical assist and have a big ripple impact on the buildup of protection science and know-how and the home financial system. By the operation of assorted unmanned techniques comparable to autonomous underwater mine search automobiles, unmanned mine handlers, and expendable mine elimination processors, growth of the operational vary for sea areas the place operations are tough to carry out, enchancment of fight personnel’s survivability, and discount of manpower and prices are anticipated.


Yangyang-class minesweeper is a ship class of minesweepers at present in service on the Republic of Korea Navy. Its foremost missions are gathering knowledge of ports within the Korean area, and looking naval mine and minesweeping, in wartime. They often used at discovering and recovering North Korean missiles, by utilizing Variable Depth Sonar to detect missile fragments. Ongjin, second ship of the category, is known for locating the strict of ROKS Cheonan on the web site of the ROKS Cheonan sinking. The naming of minesweeper ships is taken from the names of counties and cities adjoining to a naval base. For instance, Yangyang is the identify of Yangyang County, Gangwon Province.

Yangyang-class ships are 60 metres (196 ft 10 in) lengthy, 10.5 m (34 ft 5 in) vast. They’re outfitted with Multi-purpose machine gun, a 20 mm (0.8 in) foremost gun, and Mine Disposal Automobile (MDV). They use two Voith Schneider Propellers as propulsion, to manage the ship extra exactly. To guard the ship from magnetic mine, the ship’s hull is product of fibre-reinforced plastic, which doesn’t have a magnetic attraction, and lasts longer than generally used materials. It additionally minimized metallic tools to tightly management the magnetic materials contained in the ship. Metal objects which can be introduced into the ship, like canned meals, are closely restricted and strictly managed.