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ROKN Dokdo class Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH)
« on: February 19, 2017, 02:18:52 PM »
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ROKS Dokdo (LPH 6111) is the Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH) of the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN). The LPH was built by Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction in Busan. The ship was named after the Dokdo islets in the East Sea.

The lead ship in its class, ROKS Dokdo (LPH 6111), was launched in July 2005 and commissioned into the ROKN in July 2007. The ROKN also planned to deploy two similar ships intended for strategic mobile units. The second and third units will be named Marado (LPH 6112) and Baengnyeong (LPH 6113).

Dokdo LPH acts as a command and control platform for the maritime mobile fleet and supports three-dimensional landing operations as well as maritime air operations. It can also be deployed in a range of operations including in support of national overseas policy, peacekeeping operations, disaster recovery, counter-terrorism operations and national prestige enhancement.

Dokdo is the largest vessel in the South Korean Navy. It has almost similar specifications compared to the Spanish Navy's aircraft carrier Príncipe de Asturias and the Thai Navy's Chakri Naruebet light aircraft carrier.


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ROKN Dokdo class Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH)
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2018, 10:12:42 AM »
South Korea selects mix of local, Israeli sensors for second Dokdo-class helicopter carrier | Janes - 16 May 2018
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The Republic of Korea Navy’s (RoKN’s) second Dokdo-class helicopter carrier, which will be known in service as ROKS Marado with pennant number 6112 once commissioned, has been built to carry a different suite of weapons and sensors from the first-of-class.

Images from the Marado ’s ceremonial launch on 14 May reveal that South Korea has selected the ELM-2248 (MF-STAR) multifunction surveillance radar from Israeli defence firm ELTA Systems in place of the SMART-L multibeam radar from Thales found on ROKS Dokdo (6111).

The country has also selected what appears to be the SPS-550K three-dimensional air and surface surveillance radar from local company LIG Nex1, in place of the Thales MW08 surveillance radar found on the first-of-class.

Also, notably absent is the Raytheon Mk 49 guided missile launching system capable of deploying the RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM), which is found atop Dokdo’s bridge. On Marado , this has been replaced with a single fixed-array face of the MF-STAR radar mast located amidships.


Marado, seen here during its ceremonial launch on 14 May 2018. Source: South Korean MND
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2018, 03:41:40 AM »
South Korea to deploy K-SAAM on second Dokdo class | Janes - 30 May 2018
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The Republic of Korea Navy’s (RoKN’s) second Dokdo-class helicopter carrier will deploy an indigenously developed weapon referred to in the country as Korean Surface-to-Air Anti-Missile (SAAM, or K-SAAM) an industry representative close to the matter has confirmed with Jane’s .

The vessel, which will be known in service as ROKS Marado with pennant number 6112 once commissioned, has also been equipped with a locally developed vertical launching system (K-VLS) at the extreme rear of its superstructure to deploy these weapons.

The K-SAAM is a 3.07 m long ship-based anti-air projectile that employs inertial mid-course guidance and a dual microwave and imaging infrared seeker for terminal guidance. A programme to develop the weapon, which has also been referred to as ‘Haegung’ or ‘Sea Bow’ in South Korea, began in 2011, and first test firings of the system started in 2013. Besides being meant for deployment against aerial targets, the K-SAAM also has limited anti-ship and anti-surface capabilities.


K-SAAM on second Dokdo class seen here during its launch ceremony on 14 May. Source: RoKN
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2018, 05:51:48 AM »
ROK Navy Considers Adapting Dodko-class LPH for F-35B Aircraft | Navy Recognition - 17 August 2018
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The tender calls for a research project to explore the possibility of operating F-35B stealth aircraft aboard its amphibious landing ship following some modifications.

The ROK Navy has two Dokdo-class amphibious assault ships: ROKS Dokdo lunched in July 2005 and commissioned in July 2007 and ROKS Marado which was launched in May this year and is set to be commissioned in 2020. Both were built by local shipyard Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) in Busan.

In October 2010, South Korean parliament decided on the construction of the second LPH and after a series of new deferrals on government decisions, on December 23, 2014, DAPA signed a contract with HHIC worth 417.5 billion won (about 380 million dollars) for the construction of this ship. HHIC completed the technical design review of the ship in March 2016 and cut the first steel in November 2016. Marado's keel was laid on April 28, 2017.


The Republic of Korea Navy amphibious landing ship ROKS Dokdo (LPH 6111) underway in the Sea of Japan in 2010 with the guided-missile destroyers USS Lassen (DDG 82) and USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93).  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas/Released)
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Re: ROKN Dokdo class Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH)
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 02:43:08 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/88689/south-korea-s-second-dokdo-class-helicopter-carrier-begins-sea-trials

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South Korea’s second Dokdo-class helicopter carrier begins sea trials
21 May 2019

The Republic of Korea Navy's (RoKN's) second Dokdo-class helicopter carrier, which will be known in service as ROKS Marado (6112) once commissioned, has begun its first sea trials.

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It has carrying capacity for up to 10 UH-60 helicopters, about 700 embarked troops, and 10 main battle tanks (MBTs) and associated support vehicles. These troops and vehicles can be delivered on-shore via two landing craft air cushions (LCACs) from its stern well deck.

While similar to its first-of-class sister ship, RoKS Dokdo (6111), in terms of platform design, Marado has been fitted with a different suite of sensors and weapons. These differences include the ELM-2248 (MF-STAR) multifunction surveillance radar from Israeli defence firm ELTA Systems in place of the SMART-L multibeam radar from Thales.

South Korea has also selected the SPS-550K three-dimensional air and surface surveillance radar from local company LIG Nex1, in place of the Thales MW08 surveillance radar found on the first-of-class.


Marado, seen here at its ceremonial launch in May 2018. Source: Republic of Korea Navy

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Re: ROKN Dokdo class Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH)
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2019, 03:26:38 PM »
https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2019/07/22/south-korea-to-build-ship-for-short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing-aircraft/


South Korea already operates the landing platform helicopter ship Marado. (Courtesy of the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration)