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QinetiQ to support Korean sub development

Posted 29 August 2013

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 (above) 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 3000 ton 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.

“We selected QinetiQ based on their extensive knowledge in the design, development and testing of new submarine concepts. In addition, their track record of having successfully worked with a number of navies and naval constructors including the UK Royal Navy, supported by their extensive state of the art submarine testing facilities and equipment, make them an excellent partner for us on this exciting new Korean submarine project,” said Mr. Lee, senior manager, Naval & Special Ship Design Team , DSME.

“QinetiQ is one of the world’s leading providers of submarine support services. We have many highly experienced and knowledgeable engineers, scientists and technicians who are able to deliver a wide range of services. The award of this contract by Republic of Korea is an excellent example of the recognition of our specialist and unique capabilities,” commented Sarah Kenny, MD, QinetiQ Maritime.

QinetiQ has an unrivalled knowledge and experience in the field of submarine manoeuvring and control performance, design, optimisation. Its services are underpinned by an investment in facilities and equipment valued at more than £100 million. QinetiQ provides solutions throughout the lifecycle, from concept design, manufacture, to in-service and disposal. This includes planning and acquisition, safety and assessment, stealth management, ranging, command information systems and marine structural analysis and technical support.

 

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