Hyundai Heavy Industries’ conceptual design offer for South Korea’s first light aircraft carrier
CNN: South Korea’s new aircraft carrier may look like a mini HMS Queen Elizabeth
Seoul (CNN) South Korea’s planned aircraft carrier could have a distinctly British flavor. In fact, it could be a mini version of the Queen Elizabeth.
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) this week signed a memorandum of understanding with Britain’s main defense contractor, Babcock International, to work together on the design and construction of the new CVX, South Korea’s light aircraft carrier.
“This partnership serves to gather the key technologies of the two companies to secure an order for the basic design of a light aircraft carrier and to build a ship. Hyundai Heavy Industries and Babcock have successfully completed the conceptual design, the first phase of the design of the ship. ship last year, “a Hyundai statement said.
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WNU Editor: Hyundai claims the 30,000-ton ship would be 260 meters (850 feet) long and 57 meters (187 feet) wide. By comparison, the UK’s Queen Elizabeth class is 65,000 tons, 920 feet long, and 240 feet wide.
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