South Korea—Defense Committee Gives Green Light To Light Carrier Project

Yonhap | 02/22/2021

South Korea is moving forward with plans to develop a light aircraft carrier, reports the Yonhap news agency (Seoul). On Monday, a defense committee chaired by Defense Minister Suh Wook approved plans to field a 30,000-ton light carrier by 2033, reported the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA). DAPA is pushing for the finance committee to complete a feasibility study for the US$1.82 billion project by August. Once the finance ministry and Parliament authorize the project,...

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