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What happened to FFX??

I have been looking high and low for any kind of update on the Korean FFX program and it seems to have just fallen off the drawing boards. Does anyone know if the program is moving forward or did it...

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FFX is not dead. It’s still a very real program. It’s just not scheduled to start for few more years. Several designs have been submitted, and they are being modified and finalized according to navy’s...

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I would assume that the AAW oriented KDX-III is far higher priority, as is the LPX and smaller Corvette sized escorts. The market for the "old fashioned frigate" seems to be fading in favor of higher...

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The current agenda of ROKN is the KDX-3 and the continued construction of KDX-2 ships. Second of LPX class have been delayed some. The submarine program is, of course, continuing. The next agenda...

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Thanks for the updates. I have been trying to keep abreast of the things going on in Korea but with so much else happening I let it slip away and lost track. I'll try to do better now :) Spock

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Quote:the small clash and the loss of a FAC to the North Koreans Haven't heard about this; details?

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On June of 2002, a pair of Chamsuri class FACs were controlling a group of fishery boats south of DLL when a pair of North Korean Chung Jin class FAC boats closed in. Trying to stem the movement of...

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1. I'm surprised that the North Koreans were able to put a single vessel to sea. 2. I'm amazed that an unstabilized tank turret mounted on a very crude and ancient naval vessel was able to score a...

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1) North Korean FAC fleet is still pretty active. 2) The distance between the two vessel was 500m or less. Even unstablized, it's not hard to hit a target at the range when neither is moving too much....

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www.chosun.bemil.com Yoo Yong Won's Military World CG of South Korean FFX model from an unidentified source. There had been a bunch of news on this lately. If things go as planned, first ship will...

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KJ Lost wrote: Quote:On June of 2002, a pair of Chamsuri class FACs were controlling a group of fishery boats south of DLL when a pair of North Korean Chung Jin class FAC boats closed in. Trying to...

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