17 mai 2018

South Korea's Second Dokdo -class Assault Carrier and the Future of the ROKN

thediplomat.com

On Monday, Hanjin Heavy Industries launched Marado , the second of the Dokdo- class assault carriers. Like her sister, Marado is named after an offshore island, a 0.12 square mile formation off the south coast of the Republic of Korea (ROK). The island has around 90 permanent inhabitants, but is not generally considered disputed territory. This represents an improvement over Dokdo ; the disputed island chain (also claimed by Japan) is smaller in total territory (less than a tenth of a square [...]