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Korean Aircraft Carrier?

Old 13th Sep 2018, 07:49
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Korean Aircraft Carrier?

Don’t you love euphemisms?

Now that China has aircraft carriers and Japan wants to turn its “destroyers” into “mother ships*” - Korea wants aircraft carrying “transport ships”. Still, it’s different to a “through deck cruiser”.......

* New Japanese Carrier

Marine Corps mulls new transport ship, UAVs to reinforce amphibious capabilities

Marine Corps mulls new transport ship, UAVs to reinforce amphibious capabilities

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Yonhap) -- The Marine Corps is considering introducing a large transport ship capable of carrying warplanes, and mobilizing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to enhance its amphibious operations and surveillance capabilities, its chief said Wednesday.

During his keynote speech at a security seminar, Lt. Gen. Jun Jin-goo also expressed his desire to capitalize on robotics and other cutting-edge technologies to enhance the marines' maritime power projection capabilities. "We are considering building the LPX (large platform experimental)-type ship capable of carrying aircraft in close cooperation with the Navy," Jun said.

He did not specify what aircraft will be carried by the envisioned ship. But observers say that the commander might have in mind the F-35B, a short takeoff and vertical landing variant of the U.S.-made radar-evading fighter........




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So they want a bigger version of this?
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I wonder what Little Fat Rocket Man will want.
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Someone stop them! Can they not see? The road is marked ‘Aircraft Carriers’ but that way only lies financial ruin and doom at the hand of easily bought and operated weapon systems.
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Of course, the USN, USMC, Russians, Chinese, Italians, Indians, Spanish, French and UK all made the same mistake.

Perhaps worthy of wider debate.😉
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Seems an odd buy for S Korea.... the NK forces are right outside Seoul - not half way across the Pacific. They have no colonies or even ex-Colonies ..... what benefit do they bring?

Japan I can see has a case but the RSK is closely surrounded by three much larger powers and 1 nutcase - it's like the Belgians or the Danes deciding they need one .......
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Or like this..
What? No Ski Jump? How do they cope?
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If Korean Matelots are anything like the Korean businessmen I deal with they won't need any training from the RN for their first visit to Jacksonville Beach.......
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Seems an odd buy for S Korea.... the NK forces are right outside Seoul - not half way across the Pacific. They have no colonies or even ex-Colonies ..... what benefit do they bring?

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Perhaps the obvious? Ships can move around, unlike air bases and ports. Even in a defensive or close fought war (or humanitarian relief) there can be advantages in being mobile....
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Originally Posted by friartuck View Post
Seems an odd buy for S Korea.... the NK forces are right outside Seoul - not half way across the Pacific. They have no colonies or even ex-Colonies ..... what benefit do they bring?
Consider who is being quoted. This is the head of the S Korean Marine Corps, which is primarily responsible for amphibious operations. Consider the Inchon landings during the last war. Being able to strike deeply in your enemy's rear can be very very powerful militarily. He thinks such a ship will help him do that.
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It's their money. They can do what they like with it.
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I doubt if Dokdo could operate the. Short deck, no ski jump. A bit like trying to operate Harriers off HMS Ocean, but worse.
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Don't do it.
Why?
Two letters - two numbers.
DF-21.
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Originally Posted by KenV View Post
Consider who is being quoted. This is the head of the S Korean Marine Corps, which is primarily responsible for amphibious operations. Consider the Inchon landings during the last war. Being able to strike deeply in your enemy's rear can be very very powerful militarily. He thinks such a ship will help him do that.
Good point Ken - I guess "don't ask a barber if you need a haircut" applies...
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Wonder if the airframes cost more than the tub?
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So they want a bigger version of this?

So what gives with half the bow railings up and half down?
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blowing up the picture you can see the two items to the right of the Goalkeeper (or whatever) look like TV camera's - so the Great God PR probably wanted a nice railing-less shot of the ship cleaving the deep blue seas...................
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Lt. Gen. Jun Jin-goo
Would that be old Sticky?

Perhaps they need to dust off the old skyhook concept tested on the Harrier

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Or the decidedly ropey system they utilized during the war.... It worked, but the terms stuff that for a game of soldiers comes to mind.

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