Lawmakers Inspect Submarine
Oct. 21, POHANG, South Korea — Lawmakers of the National Assembly’s defense committee inspect the “Sohn Won-il,” a locally built submarine, at the port of Pohang on the east coast on Oct. 21. (Photo courtesy of National Assembly Press Corps) (Yonhap)
Sohn Wol-il is one of the new Type 214/1700 submarines built for the ROKN. There have been several reports over the past year in the Korean press that the air-independent propulsion (AIP) plant on this class has not been sucessful. The event shown was on the occasion of a National Assembly inspection – or audit – of the armed forces.