Chung Sang Eo

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Chung Sang Eo (Blue Shark) Torpedo
Blue Shark Hafif Torpido.JPG
A scale model of a Cheongsangeo (Blue Shark) lightweight torpedo
TypeTorpedo
Place of originSouth Korea
Service history
Used byRepublic of Korea Navy
Philippine Navy[1]
Production history
DesignerAgency for Defense Development
Designed1995
ManufacturerLIG Nex1
Produced2005-
Specifications
Weight280 kg
Length2.7 m
Width0.32 m

Operational
range
19 km
Speed45+ knots (83+ km/h)
Guidance
system
Acoustic

The K745 Chung Sang Eo (Blue Shark) torpedo (Hangul: 청상어 어뢰) is a light anti-submarine torpedo developed for the Republic of Korea Navy in 2004.[2] The Blue Shark torpedo can be deployed from surface ships, ASW helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft. Production cost for each torpedo is at about 1,000,000,000.[3]

Blue Shark torpedoes are fitted to the Incheon class frigate (FFX).[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "[취재파일] 국산 어뢰, '와일드캣' 타고 첫 수출된다". mnews.sbs.co.kr.
  2. ^ "S.Korea deploys 4 "submarine killer" helicopters against N.Korea - NK News - North Korea News". 1 February 2017.
  3. ^ "With one wrong swipe, South Korea loses $5M worth of weapons". 5 January 2017.
  4. ^ Incheon Class Frigates / Future Frigate Experimental (FFX), South Korea.