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It’s quite simple, really. South Korea has the Sejong The Great-class destroyer, a guided-missile destroyer designed to accommodate multiple roles.
It is equipped with a variety of weapons systems and sensors, including surface-to-air missiles and anti-ship missiles, torpedoes, and a 127 mm naval gun.
If that’s not enough, the destroyer is also fitted with an AEGIS combat system, making it one of the most powerful warships in the world today.
Most importantly, this destroyer has the most numerous VLS of any warship in the world with a total of 128 VLS cells. This is more than the Arleigh Burke of the US Navy, the Atago-class of the Japanese, and even the Type 055 of China.
The Sejong is also pattered closely from the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers but was made to become a forward naval command vessel in absence of a carrier. This is also why the ship has a larger size and wider breadth.
However, the destroyer also has some unique features that separate it from other vessels. For example, it is equipped with a towed array sonar system, which is a passive sonar able to detect submarines from longer rangers. This, in turn, makes the Sejong The Great destroyer a viable anti-submarine warfare platform if needed.