Guided missile destroyer ROKS Gang Gam-chan (DDH-979)

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Basic information

Country of build:
Commissioned (service):

Ship measurements

5,500 t
150 m
17.4 m
9.5 m


Propulsion system:
  • 2 * General Electric LM2500 Gas Turbines (58200 hp)
  • 2 * MTU 20V956 TB92 Diesel Engines
  • 2 * shafts, 2 * controllable pitch propellers
30 knots
5500 nmi



Combat assets

  • Raytheon AN/SPS-49(V)5 2D long-range radar (LRR)
  • Thales Nederland MW08 3D target indication radar (TIR)
  • AN/SPS-95K navigation radar
  • Thales Nederland STIR 240 fire-control radars with OT-134A continuous wave illumination (CWI) transmitters
  • SLQ-200(V)K SONATA electronic warfare system
  • Thales TACTICOS combat management system
  • BAE/Samsung KDCOM-II combat data system
  • BAE WDS Mk.14 weapon direction system
  • Samsung/Thales Naval Shield integrated combat management system
  • ATLAS DSQS-21BZ hull mounted sonar
  • SQR-220K towed array sonar system (TASS)
  • K-DAGAIE Mk.2 decoy system
  • Mk.36 SRBOC decoy system
  • SLQ-261K torpedo acoustic counter measure system (TACM)
  • SLQ-200K Sonata EW suite and jammers
  • Daewoo towed torpedo decoy system
  • 1 * 5"/54 caliber Mark 45 gun
  • 1 * Goalkeeper CIWS
  • 56 * Vertical launching system
  • 21 * RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile
  • 8 * RGM-84 Harpoon
  • 2 * triple K745 Blue Shark Torpedo
  • 2 * Westland Lynx Mk.99A (AW159 Wildcat)

ROKS Gang Gam-chan (DDH-979) is a Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin-class destroyer in the Republic of Korea Navy. She is named after Gang Gam-chan.

The KDX-II is part of a much larger build up program aimed at turning the ROKN into a blue-water navy. It is said to be the first stealthy major combatant in the ROKN and was designed to significantly increase the ROKN's capabilities.

ROKS Gang Gam-chan was launched on 16 March 2006 by Daewoo Shipbuilding and commissioned on 1 October 2007.

Gang Gam-chan participated in the anti-piracy operations off Somalia alongside European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) on March 26, 2014.

ROKS Gang Gam-chan has been sent on patrol duty to Gulf of Aden on 13 August 2019. She is in the Navy's anti-piracy Cheonghae Unit.

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