North Korea's newest stealth corvette that was recently spotted [4072 x 2080]


It's a lot more of an opposing now. They will have realized that Army is basically useless and there is much, much more focus on naval development following the sinking that is successful of ROKS Cheonan. ...



This image with the title of "North Korea's newest stealth corvette that was recently spotted [4072 x 2080]" is one of a large collection of pictures from the category Warship . We collect quality images, from a social network website reddit.com

Source: To view the original source also read the full comments of the original poster as well as from other redditor, you can click on the following Link.

Some random comments on reddit about North Korea's newest stealth corvette that was recently spotted [4072 x 2080]

  • It's more of an opposite now. They've realized that Army is pretty much useless and there has been much, much more focus on naval development after the successful sinking of the ROKS Cheonan.
  • Building surface assets to use against the immensely capable ROK navy seems like a horrible idea and a recipe for instantaneous, crushing defeat at sea. The NKs should probably stick with what worked with the Cheonan and build more Sang-O or Yono midgets. Or try and import a few Kilos. Only one landlubber's opinion!
  • You are overstating capability of ROK navy by a huge margin, specially since North Korean navy has KH-35 as early as 2012 and sea battles that happened in last 20 years always had North Korean patrol boats outnumbered...
  • Actually, no I'm not. Want to ignore the blue water assets like the Dokdo and the KDX's? Okay. Frigates: Well, the aging Ulsan class (as well as the heavily-gunned Pohang class corvettes) are currently being replaced on an almost 1-for-1 basis by the new Incheon class frigates, aka the FFX program. They boast hard-hitting Mk 45 guns, CIWS (either Phalanx or RAM), eight Hae Sung SSMs, and electronic detection and ECM capabilities that leave the NK's in the dust. Patrol vessels/corvettes: Well, the Pohangs are indeed being phased out, but the new PKG's are being phased in to replace them (PKG-A) and also to replace the Chamsuri patrol vessel, which was deemed undergunned after the NLL clash/second battle of Yeonpyeong. Again, these are manifestly more capable than their North Korean counterparts. The NK fleet has always been brown water at best. And sea battles in the last 20 years have all involved far smaller ships than the rather large corvette that's depicted in the photo. That ship is absolutely missile bait.
  • Actually, no I'm not. Yes you are and thank you for confirming it. Want to ignore the blue water assets like the Dokdo and the KDX's? Okay. You want to believe I am ignoring. Frigates: Well, the aging Ulsan class (as well as the heavily-gunned Pohang class corvettes) are currently being replaced on an almost 1-for-1 basis by the new Incheon class frigates, aka the FFX program. They boast hard-hitting Mk 45 guns, CIWS (either Phalanx or RAM), eight Hae Sung SSMs, and electronic detection and ECM capabilities that leave the NK's in the dust. You are hilarious with your conclussions that you jump on as great showcase of your ignorance about North Korean navy and you are South Korean aren't you? North Korea has 30mm AK-230 and AK-630 CIWS, KH-35 is equal Hae Sung, Oto Melara 76mm derived autocannon which is smaller and has less of a range, but volume of fire is much greater and as for electronics... Production of KH-35 and late variant S-300 further negates your claim of them being in the dust. Patrol vessels/corvettes: Well, the Pohangs are indeed being phased out, but the new PKG's are being phased in to replace them (PKG-A) and also to replace the Chamsuri patrol vessel, which was deemed undergunned after the NLL clash/second battle of Yeonpyeong. Again, these are manifestly more capable than their North Korean counterparts. You are making assumptions about corvettes and patrol boats... We don't know if patrol boats are being upgraded, don't ignore Nongo class nor Nampo class corvette also this new one which you can see in picture. The NK fleet has always been brown water at best. And sea battles in the last 20 years have all involved far smaller ships than the rather large corvette that's depicted in the photo. South used corvettes. That ship is absolutely missile bait. Let me guess, you have double standards and would call South Korean equilavent a missile bait. Maybe it is /s since it has several 30mm CIWS that have far greater range than South Korean 20mm CIWS.
  • How many North Korean ships are equipped with the AK-630? And why would you even mention the AK-230 as a CIWS weapon?The AK-230 is a far older system (supplanted and replaced by the AK-630 starting about 40 years ago) with a far lower rate of fire that is primarily an anti-aircraft weapon. Its effectiveness is hardly proven, given the Israeli demolition of three AK-230-equipped Egyptian Osa missile boats in the Battle of Baltim. So you touting the AK-230 is a frontline CIWS system is like touting the T-62 as a first-line MBT. And by the way, the AK-630 is being replaced by Kashtan for a reason. What production of S-300? And since we're ONLY talking about naval platforms here, are you now asserting that new North Korean vessels are taking a variant of the S-300 to sea?
  • Ships that have been modernized including frigates, Nampo, Nongo and this new class of corvette puts it well over a dozen of ships with AK-630. AK-230 is a CIWS like it or not and by your standards Phalanx isn't CIWS, also your logical fallacy by using Battle of Baltim to downplay AK-230 and make false equilavency is hilarious. AK-230 is guided by radar like order CIWS is one of if not first CIWS. Since North Korea can produce S-300 I don't see why it would not put in on ship with some modifications and develop ship radars since they can make radar of such complexity.
  • Since North Korea can produce S-300 I don't see why it would not put in on ship with some modifications and develop ship radars since they can make radar of such complexity. That statement is akin to saying "Since Taiwan can produce a Patriot missile, I don't see why it would not put it on ship with some modifications and develop ship radars since they can make radar of such complexity." The engineering challenges are gigantic and North Korea simply does NOT have the naval construction or electronics know-how to do it. Prove the statement wrong. Tell me that the North is building a 9000 ton missile destroyer that has a VLS and fire control equipment suitable for a navalized version of the S-300.
  • Well Taiwan is doing it... https://news.usni.org/2016/03/25/taiwan-navy-emphasizing-domestic-shipbuilding-program-in-ongoing-maritime-restructure Your claims about North Korea are invalidated by its achievements and your way of phrasing sentences is to force your narrative with twisted logic. North Korea has gone through gigantic engineering challenges from a rocket capable of sending satelites in orbit to nuclear device yielding 20-30 kilotons... North Korea engineered own variant of P-15 Termit anti-ship missile to be launched from Il-28 bomber which requires extensive modifications. http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/year-2011-news/november-2011-navy-naval-air-force-news/188-north-korea-tests-modified-ss-n-2-styx-anti-ship-missiles-p-15-termit-in-yellow-sea.html They have domestic production of KH-35 since atleast 2012 and their domestic S-300 from capability of hitting a target up to 150 kilometers, first variant of S-300 to do so was a naval variant S-300FM while land based variant two years later S-300PMU inherited features of naval variant, also PMU has Phased Array radar! You don't need a huge ship to put S-300 even original while PMU variant apparently has command post and radar combined in one truck so even less space is necessary. Only reason Russians put it on those huge ships is not because it needs alot of space, it is simply because such a huge ship is easy for jets equiped with AShM to target from far away and probably to reload them on board after usage. They also have domestic production of Igla.
  • What you are claiming is false about their army and pushing your own views that contradict that army is being updated as well with BTR-80 based APCs/IFVs, 300mm MRLS, new tracked APC and ATGM that is guided by laser...
  • Just visit any Korean military forums and everyone will tell you the same thing. I never said Army was completely neglected, but rather there has been "much, much more focus on naval development".
  • It isn't neglected and navy finally got same level of attention and there is no urgent need for land forces with ROK capability not enough to deal with numerical superiority..
  • Just visit any Korean military forums and everyone will tell you the same thing. yeeeeah... the South Koreans. The ones who are unable to use Google and are flabbergasted to see images taken on the street in Pyongyang. I would not give too much about what they say.
  • yeeeeah... the South Koreans. The ones who are unable to use Google and are flabbergasted to see images taken on the street in Pyongyang lol, sounds more like Westerners than anything. Noone gives a shit about how North Korea looks like in South Korea.
  • you are right, they don't give a shit. but the gov people do. and they are so fucking clueless.
  • I can't connect the dots, what are you trying to say? People are well informed on how streets of Pyongyang looks like, they just dgaf and are not fascinated about it. At least, not fascinated enough to spend thousands of dollars to go on tours and post cringey travel blogs with titles like "Inside the Hermit Kingdom"
  • apologies, that may have been to inside baseball. I just had some interactions with South Korean officials and they were beyond clueless.
  • Read more comments


You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *