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Posted : 2009-12-29 21:41
Updated : 2009-12-29 21:41

Destroyer Named Best Gun Ship

The Yang Man Chun (DH-973) KDX-I class destroyer was recognized as the top gunnery ship of the year, the Navy said Tuesday.

The 3,200-ton destroyer of the 3rd Navy Command received the highest score in the annual evaluation of ship-to-air/ship-to-ship firing capability among the Navy's destroyers, frigates and patrol ships, it said in a news release.

The ship has a 32-cell strike-length Mk 41 Vertical Launch System for SM-2 Block IIIA area-air defense missiles, a 21-round RAM inner-layer defense missile launcher, a 30mm Goalkeeper close-in weapon system, and a Mk 45 Mod 4 127MM gun.

It is also armed with eight Haeseong anti-ship missiles and two triple 324mm anti-submarine torpedo tubes.

gallantjung@koreatimes.co.kr

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