Major defects found on all ROKN Type 214 subs

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2022/10/major-defects-found-on-south-koreas-type-214-submarine-fleet/

>major defects have been found on all nine ROKN Son Won-il class submarines, modified versions of the German Type 214
>defects in the inverter modules' cables were found on 7 of the submarines, while 2 of them had "functional" defects in the inverter modules themselves.
>The modules, produced by Germany's Siemens, are a critical component in a submarine's propulsion system
>third ship of the class had to be towed back to shore after being stranded in the middle of the East Sea
>second ship of the class has not been deployed since October 2019 due to a leak from its cooling system damaging the inverter module
>The Defense Acquisition Program Administration has paid Siemens 7.1 billion Korean won for repairs.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thanks.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    India won

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      am i to believe that there is a street running down the entire length of this sub?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >defected to Atlantis

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >defecated to Atlantis

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine the smell in that shit tube after a few days

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      whats with the dick turban?

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No refunds?

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >major defects have been found on all nine ROKN Son Won-il class submarines, modified versions of the German Type 214
    >defects in the inverter modules' cables were found on 7 of the submarines, while 2 of them had "functional" defects in the inverter modules themselves. The modules, produced by Germany's Siemens, are a critical component in a submarine's propulsion system
    So the Germans are to blame for here...?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yet Korea is paying Siemens for the repairs.
      They are also "modified." By the Koreans? Did they fuck up their equipment?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It states that the submarine's being modified, not the converter module.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Yet Korea is paying Siemens for the repairs.
        So, it seems actual engineering really is like software "engineering"

        customer pays twice: once for delivery, second time for fixes

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      German design built in Korea. Apparently the cables are fucked.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The cables are in the converter module, which means it's shipped intact from Germany without any modification involved.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I know its probably a rough translation but People Power Party is such a silly name for a political party
      >However, some South Korean observers also wrote online that the current administration should also take responsibility and stop redirecting criticism.
      Isn't not taking responsibility and redirecting criticism a South Korean national passtime?

      Not entitely sure as one of the boats apparently had its cooling system leak all over one of the inverters which damaged it. My guess is some quirk with the inverters that's being exacerbated by shoddy korean maintenance and operating procedures as per

      >still operate the subs like normal
      more like pretending nothing is wrong

      , which is why we're not seeing this with anyone else's Type 214s.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I wonder if any problems have been carried over to the KSS-III, though probably not because propulsion is different.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >The modules, produced by Germany's Siemens
    first the Krab now this?

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Between the colors of the hanging decorations and the look of those steps and stage, you'd think this was a picture from decades ago. How tacky.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >The modules, produced by Germany's Siemens
    >Germany
    Bloody typical

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't germany known for their autistic perfectionist manufacturing process?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      People who work on German cars will be laughing at this.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Merely take out the entire engine to replace a part that has to be frequently changed due to normal wear and tear.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      no that's the japs. Germs built garbage shit carfags jerkoff to

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      you mean autism-induced over-engineering, not manufacturing but designing
      Their shit breaking down in ww2 despite being the best shit ever on paper is a good proof of that

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        They went overboard on the manufacturing side too, each Tiger/Panther coming off the line was a wunderwaffen unto itself, with plenty of incredibly non-interchangeable parts to boot.

        Stick with it, and poop it out 10000 times.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, 60 years ago, the mantle of perfectionism passed to the Japanese 40 years ago and then the Koreans over the past 10 years

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Korean
        >Perfection
        Lmao I've had both Korean cars and Japanese cars and there's not even a question if the Japanese cars are easily suprerior, they just are. Samsung does make a mean phone tho, but no where near the best ones.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nah, the japanese stuff is still pretty good.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Falling for the German meme
      Only the japs have autistic quality control, they spend their time checking the same thing over and over again.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You have no idea of QC in Japan or anywhere else.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >its another Eurotrash fails episode

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >German quality
    now you know what it's like trying to repair an 88 on the eastern front with parts from another 88 that don't fit.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Something funny about Siemens and submarines.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    So this is the power of SK submarine fleet SKshills are touting

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    IN the article it says they have no idea why the modules fail but still operate the subs like normal. It also says in ONE sub they know a cooling leak destroyed one of the modules. How are the chances they all are getting corroded by coolant leaks? Because "they think" that the cables could make the inverters rust, which seems rather far fetched on triple insulated copper wires.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >still operate the subs like normal
      more like pretending nothing is wrong

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why is PrepHole so obsessed with Korea?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because right now they're doing a huge military modernization program and a lot of their shit is being exported.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The other way around.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >VANK
        It’s fucking real

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This really shows how relatively backward korea military industry still are despite their recent achievement.

    Japan could develop their own submarine with negligible help from other countries while Korea couldn't even develop their own sub design, which is even sadder considering that they already have the 209 design and they could've develop a brand new submarine based on 209 instead of buying another submarine design.

    In fact 214 is basically 209 with some 212 tech onboard.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They could develop a bog ancient submarine. Fucking Iran could build a WW2-tech submarine.

      What they want is a brand new, state of the art submarine

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >U-214
        >state of the art

        Anon U-214 is basically an export model for countries Germany didn't completely trust with their tech. The actual wunderwaffe is U-212

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      To be fair, there is a massive institutional knowledge gap that South Korea is working against. They only turned toward developing blue water capabilities in the late 80s and didn't have a submarine force until they acquired their first submarine from Germany until 1992. Meanwhile Japan started domestically producing submarines postwar in 1954 and was working from it's already extensive submarine building experience in the imperial era, with its first boats essentially being improved I-201 classes with some american design inputs.
      I'm sure Korea will get there eventually if they can put this seeming culture of pretending nothing is wrong and conducting operations with known flaws, that shit doesn't mix with submarines very well.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's retarded to the point of flattering that gays like you unironically compare South Korea to the japs like this.
      You do realize that South Korea was a developing country until recently? All of these projects started when people didn't even think South Korea could seriously compete with the japs and yet here we are.
      And now you have to think how much further Korea will go now that they are more or less equal while the japs have been stagnant for decades.
      Imagine thinking the fucking Vietnam will be equal to the japs in 10 years and then it actually happening. That's the retarded level of stagnation that the japs have imposed upon themselves.

      Fucking rent free. Just like clockwork weebs crawl into a Korea thread and cry. How about you have a nice day?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >t. dog muncher

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Keep cope

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Was it a survey conducted on lesbians or something.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >gloating over fake news
            chinkoid moment

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            that's a girl

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >that's a girl

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                He'd unironically body all of Asia

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You sure its not a girl on left ?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >That's the most attractive Asian man
            Damn, I see why their women won't fuck them now.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              I'll fuck them.

              In the ass

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >imposed upon themselves
        That's because morons cry comfort women and run to their Chinese daddy every time Japan does any militarising. Never trust backstabbing morons, they've always been a Chinese province. Japan did more for Korean independence then anyone else when they annexed the shithole.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Well, south korea has achieved a lot of progress like you said, but it's absolutely irrelevant to the discussion.
        The fact today still is that jap shit is overall better than korean shit. You just sound like a coping gay full of resentment.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Who is to blame for this, South Korea or Germany?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      maybe both, there's probably an inherent problem with the type 214 aggravated by modifications or practices specific to korea

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        SK tinkering with German design = guaranteed mess

        >After the finding of debris from Nanggala, Yudo Margono said the submarine might have cracked instead of exploded, as an explosion would have been detected by sonar.[75] Indonesian legislator and retired Major General Tubagus Hasanuddin suspected the refit, performed by the South Korean firm DSME in 2012, may not have been performed properly. He said that after the refit, the submarine had failed a torpedo firing test, which resulted in three deaths.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KRI_Nanggala_(402)#Cause

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Do you really trust indonigs of all "people" to operate military equipment properly?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Isn't Indonesia the partner in the development of KF-21?
            ROK Air Force also operates Indonesian CN-235 transport planes.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          To be fair "40 year old german sub refurbished on the cheap by korea and run by indonesia" is right up there with "40 year old soviet nuclear boat run by india" for nightmare duty stations

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >buying German
    They were asking for it

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Father based in Korea
    >Calls it the "land of not quite right"
    >Says they make everything look right but then something important is always broken
    Guess my father continues to be right, when will Worst Korea get its shit together.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >East Sea
    Isn't it just Sea of Japan?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you say that in an article regarding korea pic related

      https://i.imgur.com/KJUEqRT.jpg

      The other way around.

      will spam you with 30 emails a day until you apologize

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lmao remember when Microsoft devs in Korea were threatened with jail time until Microsoft renamed the sea of Japan to the East Sea in AoE2?

      Korea has got to be the pettiest by people on earth. Even China wouldnt give a shit

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >East Sea
        Isn't it just Sea of Japan?

        Because East Sea is correct term, cry harder Jap

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not even americans complain about "the golf of Mexico". Keep seething

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        China absolutely gives a shit over petty crap like that when it affects them. Honestly all asians are absurdly petty. You could give one a turd wrapped in a ribbon and the rest will throw a tantrum because you didn't give them one too.
        >source I am asian

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The writher is a Korean named Juho Lee, they are extremely butthurt about the name Sea of Japan for 'some' reason.

      Lmao remember when Microsoft devs in Korea were threatened with jail time until Microsoft renamed the sea of Japan to the East Sea in AoE2?

      Korea has got to be the pettiest by people on earth. Even China wouldnt give a shit

      The best part is China doesn't like that stupid term because East China Sea has been traditionally called East Sea there, they don't want another East Sea.

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