Friday, August 21, 2009

South Korea to produce Red Shark torpedoes

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- South Korea has given the production go-ahead for the first 70 Hongsangeo anti-submarine torpedoes for deployment between 2010 and 2012, the government has said.

Up to 70 of the long-range ship-to-submarine light torpedoes, called Red Shark in English, will be operational aboard some of
South Korea's newest country's destroyers, the KDX-I/II, according to the procurement agency Defense Acquisition Program Administration.

After nine years of development, the final tests were completed earlier this year, the DAPA's sister organization the state-funded Agency for Defense Development announced in June.

Deployment is in response to a growing threat from North Korean submarines, the ADD noted.


  1. Once again, sharks leading the way in fighting against the Communist Menace. We rock.

  2. There's a gig for you in here somewhere, Shaaaaark.

  3. P.S. Obama at 51% disapproval, 45% approval...even Zogby is shocked by his new numbers.

  4. ... I'm gonna sink it with my red torpedo /Spinal Tap Mode

  5. I love this little machine. Has a big reservoir for the water and it steams forever. Bought this to clean the grout in the tile and it is definitely worth it! Way better then using a brush.
    Shark Steam Cleaner