|Title||:||South Korea's LPX-II Light Aircraft Carrier Project - ROK Navy|
|Added On:||:||11 February, 2021|
Earlier this month, the Republic of Korea Navy held a seminar ('경항공모함 세미나') to actively promote the LPX-II Light Aircraft Carrier program to the South Korean public. ===================== The theme of the seminar with an opening address by the chief of naval operations of the ROK navy was "The core strategic asset of national security, the necessity of light aircraft carriers". Eight new images showing the LPX-II from various angles, several infographics and an artist impression of the future "ROK Navy Carrier Strike Group composition" were unveiled. This artist impression is very interesting as it shows the future of the South Korean Navy fleet, with: • the LPX-II light aircraft carrier, • two KSS III submarines, • the KDX III batch 2 destroyer, • the KDDX destroyer, • the KDX II destroyer • ROKS Soyang Fast Combat Support Ship, The image also shows South Korea's future naval air assets: • the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft • the F-35B STOVL aircraft • the AW159 Wildcat maritime helicopter • and a VTOL UAV According to the head of the ROK Navy planning LPX-II has a length of 265 meters, a width of 43 meters for a light displacement of 30,000 tons (meaning probably around 45,000 tons fully loaded). This puts LPX-II in a similar size to that of French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle displacing 43,000 tons and the U.S. Navy's America-class at 45,000 tons fully loaded. South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) was awarded a contract for the LPX-II conceptual design in October 2019. ===================== For new videos every week, subscribe here! http://www.youtube.com/c/NavalNews?sub_confirmation=1 Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/navalnewscom Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/navalnews Like us on Facebook: http://fb.me/navalnewscom Check out our daily naval defense news coverage at: https://www.navalnews.com/ NAVAL NEWS is fully focused on naval topics. We cover the latest naval defense shows & events. We also report on naval technology from all over the world. Navalnews.com is updated daily with in-depth features, industry, and naval forces news round-ups, event coverage, video reports and more. Our top of the line site is responsive across all mobile and desktop devices.