Ffg-811 roks incheon

 

Name Number Builder Launched Commissioned Decommissioned Status FFG-I; ROKS Incheon : FFG-811 : Hyundai Heavy Industries: 29 April 2011

Ffg-811 roks incheon

The Incheon -class frigates ( Hangul : 인천급 호위함, Hanja : 仁川級護衛艦), also known as the Future Frigate eXperimental or FFX during development, are coastal defense frigates of the Republic of Korea Navy . The lead ship was launched on 29 April 2011. The Incheon -class frigates will replace the aging fleet of Pohang -class corvettes and Ulsan -class frigates, and take over multi-role operations such as coast patrol, anti-submarine warfare and transport support. Later batches are planned to be specialized on anti-air and anti-submarine warfare.

In the early 1990s, the Korean government plan for the construction of next generation coastal ships named Frigate 2000 was scrapped due to the 1997 Asian financial crisis . But the decommissioning of the Gearing -class destroyers and the aging fleet of Ulsan -class frigates, the plan was revived as the Future Frigate eXperimental, also known as FFX in the early 2000s.

The Republic of Korea Navy initially wanted twenty-four 3000 ton frigates to replace the Ulsan -, Pohang - and Donghae -class coastal fleet of 37 ships. It was later decided that six 2700 ton ships will be constructed for the first batch. In 2008, the plan was further downgraded to 2300 tons when president Lee Myung-bak took office, with the number of ships for the first batch down to six. 6-9 ships are planned for the second batch of FFX with the final goal of 20-24 frigates.

Name Number Builder Launched Commissioned Decommissioned Status FFG-I; ROKS Incheon : FFG-811 : Hyundai Heavy Industries: 29 April 2011