The whole reason that destroyers/cruisers (like Type 52/55 or Arleigh Burke/Ticonderoga keep VLS cells down low is to minimize the chance of a missile hitting it. Motherfuckers put their most explosive and largest missiles in the dead center high up the waterline of the ship with jack shit armor to protect it.
Literally a single missile that hits anywhere on ship and it will go boom. It almost will certainly suffer the exact same issues of Russian ships that are far too heavily armed and will make maintenance/repairs costly.
Also I wanna know how they are gonna launch the "Large VLS" missiles since hot launches of such a large missile will almost certainly cause significant amounts of heat and vibration.
Also nice "Strategic VLS" that is blocking a huge firing arc of the rear CWIS.
Edit: is this fanart or some shit? Cause there is no way this is practical. Also how dafuq does one access the rear of the ship from the front if there is that huge "Large VLS" module in the center?
Yes South Korea is pursuing long range missile system. Their rocketry is behind traditional rocket powers despite being well industrialuzed. Although it is perplexing what use does it have. All potential enemies are close by. It has no nuclear arsenal to warrant ICBM. If I have to guess this is for export.
Interesting, second coming of single seat F-50; there was a lot of talk about it, but now an actual picture.
Curiously - before the rear cockpit was to become the single cockpit; now it's the front one.
The choice is sensor space v fuel space, I guess.
But an interesting development regardless. Sounds like a good replacement for the F-5 fleet...and wow, yet another new, non-stealth fighter is to be born in the 2030s.