Got this from Bemil Chosun on recent Korean DX. KAI shown concept for KF-21N, which basically KF-21 with Catobar or Stobar capabilities. I know media already talk on present ROK administration less enthusiats on funding CVX.
However with KAI still shown the concept, I suspect the notion for CVX still there. Moreover unlike the Japanese aproach with this KF-21N, they are not just looking for SVTOL carrier with F-35B. It is more on the area of what China and India developing for their carrier force concepts.
I suspect this can be indication that ROKN thinking of their CVX more to compatebility size with Indian Indigenous carrier Vikrant. Thus 40K class of potential 30 aircraft of Stobar or Catobar configuration.
Lets see how this is going to develop.
[BEMIL 현장사진] 대한민국 방위산업전시회(DX KOREA 2022) - 008 / ICEYE, SAAB, 대한항공, EOST, 연합정밀, ......
[BEMIL 현장사진] 신형 M109A7 팔라딘 등 DX코리아 2022 야외 전시장 풀사진 ...
Link to some compilation photos of Korean DX from Bemil Chosun.
From Naval News:
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) unveiled a scale model of the KF-21N during DX Korea 2022. It is the carrier-borne version of the company's indigenous 4.5-generation fighter jet known as KF-21 / KFX project and is intended for the CVX aircraft carrier program.