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South Korea launches first advanced Aegis destroyer

South Korea launched its first $1-billion Aegis destroyer Friday, becoming the fifth country to deploy the ultra-modern warship, the Yonhap news agency said. The 7,600-ton ship, built locally by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. and carrying 16 ship-to-ship missiles, 128 ship-to-air missiles, 32 ship-to-surface cruise missiles, torpedoes and close-in weapons systems, is one of the world’s heaviest and best-armed in its class. It is equipped with the Aegis, the highly sophisticated weapons control system built by Lockheed Martin. Full Story

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