The Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy has received its first naval training ship from shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC).
The multipurpose training boat (MTB) can support anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training, anti-surface and anti-air missile drills.
Hanjin began construction of the 45-metre catamaran vessel in July 2015.
Powered by two waterjets for a top speed of 25 knots and a range of 500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 15 knots, it has an overall beam of 15 metres, a draught of more than two metres, and a loaded displacement of 280 tonnes.
South Korean news agency Yonhap reported that the vessel will enter service this month after a two-week familiarisation period.
The South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) organised the handover.
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