South Korea’s first attempt to export submarines, the Russian military into a rival (Figure)
Korea Zhangbaogao class submarines from the German Type 209 submarines. Data for: South Korean Navy Type 209 submarine cruising
reported, 7 South Korea’s Daewoo International news, Indonesia on January 17 for South Korea, Russia and four countries does not match the conditions of the tender due to unsold, will be the 10 May re-tendering.
international bidding for Daewoo two 1400-ton upgrade “Zhangbaogao class” conventional submarines, Zhangbaogao class submarines from Germany introduced the Type 209 submarines. This is the first attempt to Korean companies submarine exports.
the submarine built by the South Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, each ship cost $ 600 million (about RMB 4.2 billion).
the submarine tender in Indonesia, Korea, Russia, Germany, France and other countries involved in the tender, but Germany and France questioned the request of the Government of Indonesia, South Korea and Russia, which is actually compete.
reported that Russia proposed in order to win the contract to provide 10 billion dollars in loans in favorable conditions, adding that there have recently been pro-Russian camp as the Indonesian defense officials, so that Russia, South Korea accounted for more favorable conditions.
but this did not give up South Korea’s military-industrial sector, revealed that the South Korean government also proposed a variety of high-level dialogue to carry out projects in cooperation, commitment to follow-up military aid and other conditions. And that although Russia has certain advantages in terms of price, but South Korea’s level of technology does not lag behind Russia, which is not absolute negative.