SOUTH KOREA COULD SOON OPERATE F-35B STEALTH FIGHTER JETS FROM ITS NEW AMPHIBIOUS WARSHIP

Sourced : IBT Times

By India Ashok

South Korea’s military is reportedly considering to operate F-35B stealth fighter jets from its new amphibious warship, which is slated to be deployed in 2020. Seoul is reportedly looking into whether the new assault ship, which is a 14,000-tonne Dokdo-class vessel, will be able to carry the short-takeoff and landing version of the US-made warplane.

The current warship is reportedly only capable of operating transport helicopters since its deck has not been designed to withstand the extreme temperatures and friction caused by fighter jet operations. However, the South Korean military is reportedly considering redesigning the decks on the new warship to ensure F-35B fighters can be operated.

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