Yonhap News Agency, the South Korean Defense Agency said on the 22nd that Secretary of Defense Xu Xu presided over the 133rd Defense Promotion Committee meeting on the same day and deliberated and adopted the basic strategy for the design and construction of South Korea’s independent research and development light aircraft carrier (CVX), which is expected to be from 2022 to 203. Three years of investment in construction and deployment.
The South Korean Defense Agency said that the total budget of the project is 2.03 trillion won (about 11.8 billion yuan) will be finalized after passing the feasibility survey in the future.
South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense officially stated the construction of light aircraft carriers in the “National Defense Medium-term Plan 2020-2024” as early as 2019, and reflected its basic concept and design plan in the “National Defense Medium-term Plan 2021-2025” in 2020.
However, due to opposition to construction, there are still disputes, and only 100 million won of research costs have been prepared in the defense budget this year.
The South Korean Defense Agency said that this will become the first light aircraft carrier of the South Korean army, which will be used to carry vertical take-off and landing fighters to respond to various security threats more quickly and effectively curb provocations in possible conflict-provocations.