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first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Korean Navy Orders Another Frigate from DSME Korean Navy Orders Another Frigate from DSME View post tag: Defense View post tag: Frigate View post tag: DSME View post tag: ANOTHER Industry news The Korean Navy has placed an order with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for construction of an Incheon Class frigate worth USD 305.8 million.As stipulated by the contract, DSME is obliged to construct and deliver the frigate to the South Korean Navy by 2017.With introduction of the Incheon class frigates South Korean Navy plans to replace the aging fleet of Pohang class corvettes and Ulsan class frigates. The class is said to be built in several batches. Batch I will see construction of six vessels while eight will be built as Batch II by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. A third batch is also planned, but it is still at an early stage of development.The frigate is capable of performing various roles including coast patrol, anti-submarine warfare and transport support.Boasting a displacement of 2,300t, the warship covers an overall length of 114m, width of 14m and a depth of 25m.The complement of the frigate is up to 170 crew members.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 31, 2013; Image: DSME Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: News by topic December 31, 2013 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Korean View post tag: orders View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defencelast_img read more

first_imgOscar Pistorius will be released from jail on August 21 – just ten months after being sentenced to five years for killing his partner Reeva Steenkamp.The South African paralympian will be released from Kgosi Mampuru prison in two months time, when he will be eligible for house arrest.According to various international media houses, Pistorious family member, who did not want to be named, said: “Oscar will be released on parole by the end of August.” However, the ‘Blade Runner’s’ acquittal over a charge of murder is set to be appealed. South African authorities have until August 17 to enter papers to appeal a judge’s decision.Pistorius shot and killed Miss Steenkamp on February 14, 2013. He claimed he thought she was an intruder. Pistorius, 28, was seen as the poster boy of the Paralympic movement.He had both legs amputated below the knee when he was just 11 months old, due to a childhood disorder. However, he took part in sport at school and turned to running after getting a knee injury playing rugby when he was 16.He had special ‘racing blades’ fitted and, just one year after taking up athletics, won Paralympic gold at the Athens games in 2004 in the 200 metres.But his attempts to compete against able bodied athletes were put on hold in 2007 due to claims his prosthetics would give him an unfair advantage.The IAAF decided they were not legal, but the decision was overturned. He competed in both the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, held in London. Pistorius began dating Miss Steenkamp, a model, in November 2012. But less than four months after they started their relationship, Pistorius fatally shot her.He was acquitted of murder, but found guilty of manslaughter.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img read more