QinetiQ to support Korean submarine development programme
QinetiQ Maritime has secured a contract from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME), to support the development of the Republic of Korea submarine programme. QinetiQ will be conducting submarine free-running model tests, which will include building the submarine model and testing it in its Ocean Basin in Gosport, UK. QinetiQ will also be running deep water tests at a separate location.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME) was selected to build two 3,000-tonne class conventional submarines by the Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration. The project, called Jangbogo-III, will have Korean shipyards build these next-generation submarines for the Korean Navy.