South Korea plans to equip its navy with 8 FFX-II Daegu-class missile frigates.
Each of the frigates is about 122 meters long, with a water displacement of 3,200 tons.
Powered by four MTU 12V 4000 M53B diesel engines and one Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbine in a combined diesel-electric and gas (CODLAG) arrangement, the frigate can reach speeds of 30 knots, and has a range of 4500 miles per mission.
The frigates’ armament systems include K-SAAM anti-air missiles, SSM-700K anti-ship and marine targets, 127 mm cannons, and 324 mm torpedo launchers, in addition to modern systems and radars capable of detecting and jamming enemy ships and submarines.
Furthermore, the new frigates can accommodate maritime helicopters.