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ROK Navy receives two LCACs to boost amphibious capacity

30th June 2023 - 08:57 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The ROK Navy has received two new Solgae-class LCACs, with another four of these hovercraft still under construction. (Photo: Gordon Arthur)

In a boost for amphibious warfare forces, the ROK Navy has received an additional couple of hovercraft.

On 1 June the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) received two new landing craft air cushion (LCAC). In South Korean parlance, they are known as LSF-IIs, a designation that stands for landing ship fast.

Following a 2016 contract worth KRW152.4 billion ($126 million), these two gas turbine-powered craft had been launched by Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) at its Yeongdo shipyard in Busan on 14 December 2021.

These Solgae-class vessels, ‘LSF-633’ and ‘LSF-635’, measure approximately 28m in length and 14m in width. Capable of speeds of 40kt and with a full load displacement of 157t (a 55t payload

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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