BEIJING — South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-Koo has authorized construction of the country’s long-delayed second assault ship, now scheduled to enter service in 2020. The design will be improved from that of South Korea’s first such ship, Dokdo, which displaces 19,300 metric tons when fully loaded. "The basic configuration will be similar to Dokdo’s, with more up-to-date equipment," a spokesman for the Defense Acquisition Program Administration said ...


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