Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering successfully proved its success in overseas exports and proved once again that it is the strongest defense industry.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (CEO Jung Sung-lip) held an invitation ceremony for the latest 3,650-ton class frigate, which was received from the Thai Navy in 2013, at the Geoje Okpo Shipyard in Gyeongsangnam-do on the 23rd.
On the day of the ceremony, Mr. Na Areenich, Chief of the Thai Navy Chief of Staff, Rungsarit Sattayanukul, Chief of the Frigate Operation Committee, Saran Charoensuwan, Ambassador of Thailand to the Republic of Korea, Park Yeong-sik, the head of the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd., and Chung Sung-lip, CEO of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, attended the event.
This escort is a state-of-the-art DSME-DW 3000F-class model developed by DSME with its own technology. It is capable of operating at 122.5m in length, 14.4m in width and 30 knots at maximum speed (about 56km / h), and equipped with the latest weapon systems such as new radar and sonar combat system, vertical launcher, ㆍ Excellent ability to carry out anti-submarine operations.
NARINITIC, Thailand's Navy chief of staff, who attended the launching ceremony, said, "We are expecting that the newest customized escort, which accurately reflects the requirements of the Thai Navy, will be used in conjunction with the existing escorts to help smooth operations. We hope that you will finish the finishing work based on the accumulated technology and know-how of the traps, and build up the best traps. "
This escort is one of the largest defense contracts in Thailand's history. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. has applied for major domestic defense companies' equipments to promote joint growth with SMEs. In the eantime, Is expected to be activated.
"We would like to see Thailand as the biggest ally that helped the ROK Armed Forces in the Korean War during the Korean War, so that we can contribute to the Thai Navy 's power enhancement by observing the deadlines and building the best ships," said Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Eng. I will do my best to lead the global defense industry technology and raise the national status so that I can work in the oceans of the world."
Thailand is the most powerful military power in Southeast Asia. Recently, in preparation for the dispute over territorial rights due to the increase of naval power in neighboring countries and the modernization project of old age vessels in order to protect marine resources, we have been steadily strengthening the power for the Oceanian Navy.
In particular, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation and joint research on the modernization of shipbuilding and marine industry with the Thai Navy last year and joint naval shipbuilding. It is anticipated that it will prevail advantageous places in the field of traps.
Meanwhile, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering's (Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering) shipbuilding fleet has been recognized as a result of full-scale support from domestic defense agencies such as the Korea Defense Agency, the Navy, the Ministry of National Defense, the Defense Technology Quality Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency.
The convoy will be delivered to the Thai navy next year after being subjected to power-up tests such as finishing work and flight test.