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South Korea reveals imagery of LPX-II carrier

7th January 2021 - 20:30 GMT | by Mrityunjoy Mazumdar in California

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South Korea has its heart set on a new light aircraft carrier capable of operating F-35B fighters and helicopters.

The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) has published a new conceptual image of its planned LPX-II light aircraft carrier that uses the Dokdo-class LPH hull design as a starting point. The image shows a configuration featuring two separate islands like Queen Elizabeth-class carriers, as well as repositioned aircraft lifts.

Among the details revealed is that the carrier is 265m long, has a beam of 43m and a light ship displacement in the 30,000t class, which translates to a full load displacement of around 45,000t given the ship’s dimensions.

It will not have a well deck, so its primary

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Mrityunjoy Mazumdar has been writing on naval matters, covering navies and coastguards around the world …

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