Korean Defence Agency to create the next generation destroyer
South Korean Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on 29 May that it will start recruiting companies to participate in the "Korea Next-Generation Destroyer (KDDX)" core design.
Within the year, the Defense Agency will select a company and start the next-generation destroyer (KDDX) basic design in earnest through processes such as business briefing, proposal evaluation, and negotiation according to relevant laws and regulations.
In line with the recent trend in technological advancement, the ship automation system, electric propulsion system, etc. is expected to be implemented and built to promote potential performance improvements.
The basic design will be completed in the future by the second half of 2023 and detailed design and shipbuilding will be promoted starting in 2024.
Recruitment of participating firms will be valid until July 20, and information can be found at the Administration of the Defense Acquisition Program (DAPA) Nuri House.
The project "Korea Next-Generation Destroyer (KDDX)" is to secure a battleship that will function as the Navy 's core power. It is a project that consolidates accumulated shipbuilding and weapons development technologies to develop a 'Original Korean-style Destroyer.'
Maritime Business World