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#18 - ex-ROKS Gimcheon
« on: March 24, 2018, 02:38:23 PM »
Administrator's note: See also the companion thread Where in the world are the Pohang corvettes?

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Thể loại: Quốc pḥng
Ngày phát sóng: 21/03/2018 81 lượt xem

Những ngày này, ở các công trường, nhà máy, xí nghiệp thuộc Quân chủng Hải quân đang thực hiện đợt thi đua cao điểm lập thành tích chào mừng Đại hội Công đoàn toàn quân sẽ diễn ra vào tháng 5/2018. Mỗi người lao động có một việc làm thiết thực và cái đích cụ thể theo chức trách của ḿnh, luôn đảm bảo vũ khí trang bị ở trạng thái tốt nhất, góp phần bảo vệ vững chắc chủ quyền biển đảo của Tổ quốc.

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Re: #18
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2018, 07:26:14 AM »
Full photo available here:

https://defense-studies.blogspot.com/2018/03/vietnam-meng-pgrade-korvet-pohang-class.html?m=1


Google translation from Vietnamese to English

Vietnam Upgrading the Pohang Class Corvette
March 23, 2018

As reported earlier, South Korea has granted the second-generation Vietnamese anti-submarine Corvette Pohang submarine, which has arrived at the Vietnam Navy base and was given a new hull number "18".

Looking at the picture above, it is easy to see that at the stern of the front vessel has been released a 324 mm torpedo launcher and a 76 mm Oto Melara cannon, then in front of 40 mm cannon mounted Nobong gun in place of Sea Vulcan 20 mm.

The issue of concern after the arrival of the vessel was whether Vietnam could improve the weapons configuration for Pohang, as the Korean Navy's ex ship was capable of turning into a multi-purpose ship.


 

More recently, the 1,200 ton tonne corvette was disclosed in detail in a report by Vietnam National Defense Television, as well as described on the operation of warships upon entering service in the Vietnam Navy.

Currently, Corvette 18 is still in Depo X46 - Department of Marine Engineering. In the first quarter of 2018, its mission is to improve and improve the ability of this corvette to face large submarines and then deliver it to the Sea Region II.

 

Thus, this battleship will not only be repaired, overhauled but the work also includes "improvements".

Although the lightweight 324 mm torpedo tube has been removed, yet what is still valuable is the ship's sonar device that still exists.

If the device is still intact then everything will be much simpler, but if the second case happens that it is empty then Vietnam is fully capable of equipping it with BEL HMS-X2 sonar, which many experts say is quite reliable.

 

Furthermore, if conditions permit, the space behind the vessel is empty because there is no longer 76 mm cannon Oto Melara can be replaced by the installation of sophisticated weapons.

In particular, with the open space behind this, the Vietnamese Navy can equip with a lightweight 400mm torpedo launcher tube along with KT-184 missile launchers for the U-35 U-E missile, as well as the installation of Garpun-Bal radar integrated on the roof of the cabin command room.

The above plan will help the Vietnamese Navy have a 1,200-ton multi-use guard equipped with anti-submarine torpedoes and anti-ship missiles to accelerate fleet progress.
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Re: #18 - ex-ROKS Gimcheon
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 11:49:04 AM »
https://baomoi.com/cuoi-thang-10-viet-nam-se-co-them-tau-ho-ve-san-ngam-moi/c/28058551.epi

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Tàu hộ vệ Pohang sắp được Hàn Quốc chuyển giao cho Việt Nam có tên là Yeosu mang số hiệu PCC-765 và là 1 trong 4 tàu lớp Pohang Flight III, trước đó Hải quân Việt Nam cũng đă tiếp nhận một tàu hộ vệ loại này là Gimcheon PCC-761 và hiện đang mang số hiệu là “18”.

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The Korean Pohang, which is about to be transferred to Vietnam, is named Yeosu with the code number PCC-765 and is one of four Pohang Flight III class ships, before that, the Vietnamese Navy also received a sorter of this type. is Gimcheon PCC-761 and currently carries the number "18".

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Re: #18 - ex-ROKS Gimcheon
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2019, 02:33:07 PM »
While the ship was still the Gimcheon

대한민국 국군 Republic of Korea Armed Forces
Taken on December 31, 2015

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Re: #18 - ex-ROKS Gimcheon
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2019, 04:25:10 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/VietDefenseVN/posts/1386250221533156

So what were some of the Vietnamese changes to the Pohang class corvette? Take a look at Ship #18. The red circle is most likely an Igla anti-aircraft turret like the ones installed on small Vietnamese ship that don't have serious anti-aircraft defense. This is the same position where South Korea had previously installed mounted Mistral surface to air missiles, the Igla's western counterpart. As for the yellow circle, that is a Dshk 12.7mm heavy machine gun.

Source: Ho Phuong - private Vietnamese group

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Re: #18 - ex-ROKS Gimcheon
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2019, 02:42:32 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/VietDefenseVN/photos/a.1256029977888515/1424477921043719/

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VietDefense sources had long believed that Ship #18 was considered too old and in poorer condition to upgrade compared to Ship #20, but a photo has surfaced from Vũng Tàu of the Vietnam Peoples Navy's first Pohang corvette with the same KH-35/KCT-15 missile upgrades. This would mean both Vietnamese Flight III Pohangs have been upgraded with AShM capabilities, something that was never a feature in the original Korean Flight III design. As VietDefense mentioned before and hinted in the past with older posts, Vietnamese engineers had modified the Flight III Pohang corvettes by adjusting the position of the torpedo tubes and thus making room for the missile launchers. However, Ship #18 had it's torpedo launchers removed prior to the vessel's transfer to Vietnam.

Ship #18 was the former ROKS Gimcheon (PCC-761). It was transferred to the Vietnam People's Navy in 2017