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.