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Samguk-class Aircraft Carrier

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The Samguk-class aircraft carriers are a trio of fleet carriers under construction for the Republic of Korea Navy. The first ship is expected to be launched in 2020.

The Samguk-class is a heavily modified version of the USN's CVV design from the 1970s.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Aircraft Carrier
  • Service Period: 2022-
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 925 feet (281.94 meters)
    • Beam: 128 feet (39.01 meters)
    • Draft: 35 feet (10.67 meters)
    • Displacement: 55,400 tons (Standard); 66,500 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 2,800
  • Propulsion: 4 x Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbines, 4 x shafts, 192,000 shp
  • Range: 8,000 nautical miles (14,816 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 30+ knots (55.56+ km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • SMART-L L-Band Long Range Air/Surface Search Radar
    • AN/SPS-540K Surface Search Radar
    • AN/SPS-95K Navigation Radar
  • Countermeasures:
    • SLQ-200(v)5K SONATA Electronic Warfare Suite
  • Armament:
    • 4 x 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS
    • 4 x Mk.49 SAM Launchers (fires RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles)
  • Aircraft Carried: 65 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters

Unit Run[edit]

  • ROKS Goguryeo (CV-01) - under construction
  • ROKS Silla (CV-02) - planned for construction
  • ROKS Baekje (CV-03) - planned for construction
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