8/1/2018 – 7/31/2019
To strengthening the country's existing submarine fleet has been a major national defense policy for many years, and the construction of indigenous defense submarines (IDS) by domestic shipyards is one of important means by which this goal can be achieved. After many years to planning by national defense-related agencies, preliminary planning of the IDS project officially got underway in 2014. The project will last for as long as 20 years, and IDS design work began in 2017. To achieve IDS development goals, MOST has been supporting national defense development policies by steering academic research capabilities toward submarine performance analysis and evaluation. MOST will provide the strong backing for design analysis and assessment by industry by boosting relevant academic research capabilities. In order to promote R&D on technologies needed for IDS design, MOST is supporting industry-academic cooperation involving the CSBC Corp. Apart from helping CSBC complete IDS contract design and detailed design work, this project will also help to establish a solid foundation for development and application work in the IDS project by enhancing submarine design capabilities. In the meantime, MOST will further cultivate high-level submarine design and applied technology personnel in line with the mission and needs of the IDS project.
The goals of this MOST-supported research and development project are:
(1) to promote the use of academic research results in applied technology development and industry-university cooperation;
(2) to cultivate postgraduate-level human resources in fields connected with underwater vehicle applications technology;
(3) to effectively integrate universities' research facilities, equipment, and manpower;
(4) to plan a technical application framework and outputs; and (5) to boost domestic submarine design capabilities in line with the IDS design timetable.