South Korea is reported to have carried out a feasibility study to equip its navy with a small aircraft carrier capable of operating Short Take Off and Vertical Landing aircraft in the near future. It is also reported to have put a priority on purchasing ex-U.S. Navy S-3 Vikings retired in 2009.
Sounds like this is a good time to bring up my earlier look at the recent emergence of flat-tops in the Asia Pacific region.
PS. Another future operator of the F-35B in the making? Lockheed-Martin must have been licking its chops when this piece of news broke.