The South Korean Ministry of National Defense (MND) has decided in August to double its fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets. A total of forty additional "Joint Strike Fighters" will be procured, including 20 F-35B short take off and vertical landing (STOVL) variant for its light aircraft carrier project known as LPX-II.
Tag Archives : LPX-II
11 Aug 2020
South Korea’s 2021-2025 defense blueprint which was revealed yesterday provides some fresh details on the plans to develop an aircraft carrier capability for the Republic of Korea (RoK) Navy: The LPX-II project will be a dedicated light aircraft carrier for F-35B, it will not be an amphibious assault ship.
11 May 2020
Despite the COVID-19 crisis, South Korea's defense budget remains mostly unaffected. Budget reductions in the "2020-2024 mid-term defense acquisition plan" will be limited to programs deemed as "non essential" and to a limited number of foreign procurement programs.
07 May 2020
South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) completed the development of a new generation of electric propulsion system that could be fitted aboard the future KDDX destroyer and LPX-II LHD projects of the Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy).
26 Oct 2019
Day 2 at MADEX 2019, the maritime defense exhibition held in Busan, South Korea. In this video we focus on:
24 Oct 2019
GE's gas turbine and electric drive power and propulsion systems are proven to meet the most demanding needs of world navies. Today at the MADEX International Marine Industrial Defense Exhibition, GE is highlighting its power and propulsion capabilities as they apply to two new proposed Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy programs: the KDDX destroyer and the LPX-II amphibious assault ship.
17 Oct 2019
According to local news agency Yonhap, the LPX-II project aims to build a new versatile ...