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Buseok-jong, Chief of Naval Operations, said, “Light aircraft carrier, future core force… must go ahead”

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Buseok-jong, Chief of Naval Operations, insisted on the need to secure a light aircraft carrier and expressed his will to pursue the project.

In a post on the Navy’s Facebook page on the 25th, the vice-chancellor said, “We will make every effort to ensure that the light aircraft carrier project, which is the future core force to prepare for all-round security threats, can be carried out with normal procedures and a national consensus.”

He said, “Securing an aircraft carrier is a project that has been required since the Kim Young-sam administration in 1996. It will become a key joint force that can help.”

The vice-president also refuted claims from some that it was a waste of money, such as spending 6 trillion won to secure a light aircraft carrier. “Securing a light carrier is a project that costs 2.6 trillion won, not 6 trillion won,” the vice president said. explained that

He said, “Since destroyers are being secured as a separate business, it is not appropriate to include the cost of building a destroyer in the cost of building a carrier. We are also working on introducing it in Singapore and other countries,” he emphasized.

The Vice-President continued, “We need to build a military force to prepare not only for deterrence against North Korea, but also to prepare for threats from all directions. emphasized

Earlier, at a plenary meeting on the 16th, the National Assembly’s National Defense Committee decided to cut the budget for next year’s light aircraft carrier from about 7.2 billion won to 500 million won.

The government requested as the budget for next year’s budget for the light carrier project: 6,241 million won for basic design, 848 million won for aircraft data and technical support, and 99 million won for overhead. However, the National Defense Commission raised the need for cost analysis including aircraft aircraft and the establishment of a risk management plan for core technologies, reflecting only the budget of 500 million won for data collection. Last year, the National Assembly also reduced the budget for light aircraft carriers requested by the government from 10.1 billion won to 100 million won.

For the light carrier project, the Korea Defense Agency (KIDA) project feasibility study this year and the Ministry of National Defense research service came to the conclusions of ‘Securing conditional feasibility’ and ‘Securing a light carrier’, respectively, but did not pass the budget review threshold of the National Defense Commission for two consecutive years.

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