DRS Technologies has delivered the first hybrid electric drive (HED) system, developed for the Republic of Korea Navy’s (ROK) new Incheon-class FFX Batch II programme.

Under the programme, around eight FFX II ships will be constructed, which are intended to replace an aging fleet of corvettes and frigates.

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has designed and is involved in the construction of the first ship.

"This is the first of many of these remarkable systems we hope to provide to South Korea in support of their naval programmes."

DRS Maritime and Combat Support Systems Group president Roger Sexauer said: "We are proud to have our efficient and powerful Hybrid Electric Drive system as part of the this programme to help ensure the success of the South Korean Navy’s new fleet of FFX II ships.

"This is the first of many of these remarkable systems we hope to provide to South Korea in support of their naval programmes."

FFX Batch II will be installed with the HBD system for effective operation of the propulsion plant.

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The system’s size, weight and power will help to produce more torque from the same amount of supplied current, compared to conventional electric motors.

According to the company, its smaller footprint allows for more flexibility in engine room design and increased cargo space.

Under a teaming arrangement with Hyosung, DRS Power Technology designed and developed the HED system at its Fitchburg facility in Massachusetts, US.

Hyosun is the prime contractor for the HED system to the shipbuilder, while the drives were designed and developed by DRS Power and Control Technologies at its facility in Milwaukee Wisconsin, US.

Image: Incheon-class frigate. Photo: courtesy of Republic of Korea Armed Forces.