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KDX (Korean Destroyer eXperimental) is a substantial shipbuilding program embarked on by the Republic of Korea Navy.

  • It is a three-phased program consisting of three individual classes of ships:

Gwanggaeto the Great class destroyer (KDX-I)[]

 Name   Number   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Decommissioned   Status 
Gwanggaeto the Great DDH-971 Daewoo Heavy Industries 28 October 1996 July 24, 1998 Active
Eulji Mundeok DDH-972 Daewoo Heavy Industries 16 October 1997 30 August 1999 Active
Yang Manchun DDH-973 Daewoo Heavy Industries 30 September 1998 29 June 2000 Active

Chungmugong Yi Sun-shin class destroyer (KDX-II)[]

 Name   Number   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Decommissioned   Status 
Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin DDH-975 Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering 15 May 2002 30 November 2003 Active
Munmu the Great DDH-976 Hyundai Heavy Industries 11 April 2003 30 September 2004 Active
Dae Jo-yeong DDH-977 Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering 12 November 2003 30 June 2005 Active
Wang Geon DDH-978 Hyundai Heavy Industries 4 May 2005 10 November 2006 Active
Gang Gam-chan DDH-979 Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering 16 March 2006 1 October 2007 Active
Choe Yeong DDH-981 Hyundai Heavy Industries 20 October 2006 4 September 2008 Active

Sejong the Great class destroyer (KDX-III)[]

 Name   Number   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Decommissioned   Status 
Sejong the Great DDG-991 Hyundai Heavy Industries 25 May 2007 22 December 2008 Active
Yulgok Yi I DDG-992 Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering 14 November 2008 31 August 2010 Active
Seoae Yu Seong-ryong DDG-993 Hyundai Heavy Industries 24 March 2011 30 August 2012 Active

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