The commissioning ceremony for the South Korean Navy's Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine takes place at a dock on the southern island of Geoje. Photo: Handout The commissioning ceremony for the South Korean Navy's Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine takes place at a dock on the southern island of Geoje. Photo: Handout
The commissioning ceremony for the South Korean Navy's Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine takes place at a dock on the southern island of Geoje. Photo: Handout
South Korea

South Korea’s new submarine brings North Korean, Chinese bases within range

  • The South Korean navy has commissioned its first domestically built submarine capable of launching ballistic missiles, putting it among a select group of countries
  • The new sub – named the Dosan Ahn Chang-ho after a freedom fighter – gives navy the capability to hit sites in North Korea and (theoretically) missile bases in China

Topic |   South Korea
The commissioning ceremony for the South Korean Navy's Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine takes place at a dock on the southern island of Geoje. Photo: Handout The commissioning ceremony for the South Korean Navy's Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine takes place at a dock on the southern island of Geoje. Photo: Handout
The commissioning ceremony for the South Korean Navy's Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine takes place at a dock on the southern island of Geoje. Photo: Handout
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