Korean Vertical Launching System
The Korean Vertical Launching System (K-VLS or KVLS) is a vertical launch weapon system developed by South Korea to be deployed by the Republic of Korea Navy. It is used in the Sejong the Great-class destroyer, and is scheduled to be added to the Daegu-class frigate. The K-VLS can deploy the Cheolmae-2 air defense missile, Hong Sang Eo anti-submarine missile, Haeseong-II, Hyunmoo-3 land attack cruise missiles and even SLBMs.
Ships using KVLS
|Class||Ship type||K-VLS complement|
|Chungmugong Yi Sun-shin class (KDX-II)||destroyer||24 cells / 32 cells|
|King Sejong the Great class (KDX-III)||destroyer||48 cells|
|Daegu-class (FFX-II)||frigate||16 cells|
|Cheon Wang Bong-class||LST||4 cells|
|KSS-III||Attack submarine||10 cells|
- ROK Navy Launches New Warship Capable of Hitting Targets Inside North Korea - Thediplomat.com, 9 June 2016
- "Hyunmoo-2B - Missile Threat". Missilethreat.csis.org. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
- "South Korea to Develop Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile". Thediplomat.com. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
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