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IMDEX Asia: South Korea constructing second LPH

14th May 2017 - 10:44 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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A keel-laying ceremony was held on 28 April for South Korea's second Dokdo-class landing platform helicopter (LPH). Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) is constructing the 14,500t vessel in Busan.

The new LPH, expected to launch in April 2018 as ROKS Marado, will measure 199.4m in length and 31m in beam. These dimensions confirm the ship is the same size as ROKS Dokdo, although the design will feature improvements based on first-of-class experience.

According to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), delivery to the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) is slated for 2020.

DAPA signed a $380

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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