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South Korea planning to build their first aircraft carrier

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Bean Daddy
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Guess South Korea government wants to be able to boast having an aircraft carrier in the future.
 

Eliar

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More like gain the ability to actually build one from scratch?

It would be a huge boost to its already impressive shipbuilding ability.

If they simply wanted to boast having one there are some wrecks floating about they could buy for the cool points.
 

chimera0205

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Oooohhh thats cool. Do we know the size? Are we talking a really light thing like the Spanish Juan Carlos or something more medium sized like the Lioaning or the QEs?
 

Mr Wumbo

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Ok but what for? It's not like SK need to project force or something, and any potential future conflict would likely take place right near home.

National prestige I guess?
 

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I'm honestly surprised they didn't have one already.
 

IndyFront

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Terra Novan

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Ok but what for? It's not like SK need to project force or something, and any potential future conflict would likely take place right near home.

National prestige I guess?
It's good to have a strong blue-water navy, especially for a country next to China and Japan, all rather powerful naval powers.
 

Mark Poe

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It's good to have a strong blue-water navy, especially for a country next to China and Japan, all rather powerful naval powers.
China? A naval power? Last that those two were in a sentence it was gone in an afternoon.

Most likely the PLAN will end up just like the Beiyang Fleet, if not more humiliating.
 

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Bean Daddy
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China? A naval power? Last that those two were in a sentence it was gone in an afternoon.

Most likely the PLAN will end up just like the Beiyang Fleet, if not more humiliating.
Hmmm, I wouldn’t underestimate China navy. Though the days of major budget increases for PLAN may be drawing to a close.
 

Inquisitor Solarion

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It's good to have a strong blue-water navy, especially for a country next to China and Japan, all rather powerful naval powers.
For what? Honestly, South Korea needs to rein in its own crazy version of nationalism. Unless you are telling us that Korea expects that Japan and China will together gang up on Korea.

China? A naval power? Last that those two were in a sentence it was gone in an afternoon.

Most likely the PLAN will end up just like the Beiyang Fleet, if not more humiliating.
PLAN construction capabilities are many times that of Korea, believe it or not.
 
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Lmfao at people thinking China and Japan are "Weak"
 
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Inquisitor Solarion

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I think the area where China is weak is doctrine and tactics where they are lacking but they are definitely doing their best to catch up in other areas.
 
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