August 26, 2015 (China News Network via Google Translate) - According to China National Defense Science and Technology Information Network reported that recently, South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) announced it will design a South Korean navy ship 6,300 tons of new submarine rescue ship, the Navy plans to deliver in 2021 to support plans to Delivery of the 3,000-ton South Korean navy submarine KSS-3 by the end of 2020.
South Korea announced DSME August 13 as the only bidder winning the submarine rescue ship design bidding, the ship was called ASR-2.
South Korean navy currently has a multi-purpose submarine rescue ship, namely 102 meters long, a displacement of 4300 tons of ROKS "Chang Hae Jin" sign (hull number 21), also has a 107 m long, a displacement of 3500 tons multipurpose salvage ship "Tongyeong" number, and can carry helicopters, is designed for submarine rescue and design. The two ships were built in DSME. Daewoo Shipbuilding in developing new submarine rescue ship design process, will build a sister ship.
It is reported that, with 3000 tons of KSS-3 diesel-electric submarine program delivery in 2020, the South Korean Navy began to seek new submarine rescue platform. ASR-2 from the initial idea of view, the ship will be different from the other ship, it is a ship specialized submarine rescue platform.
Daewoo Shipbuilding representative said: "The latest submarine rescue ship will enhance support capabilities to carry out more large-scale expansion of submarine work."
Earlier reports said the South Korean DSME Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) commissioned the first two KSS-3 submarine, the first boat in November 2014 cut the first piece of steel, will be delivered at the end of 2020 the South Korean Navy, the second ship It will be delivered in 2022, and plans to build as many as nine.