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If museum preservation is not possible for any reason(not enough funds etc).sale of Kittyhawk in current condition to Korea or Japan should be pursued. These two countries already have smaller carriers just good enough for a few F35Bs but not large enough against threat from China. Korea already has gained technology related to larger carriers when it was forced to dismantle Minsk and Novorossisk due to external pressure and is the world's No.1 shipbuilder with unique technologies such as cryoships, Aegis ship, 3000ton MRBM capable submarine, and icebreaking supertankers built by Samsung for Maersk. Both Korea and Japan already have F35 and F15 in operation and would have a need for larger aircraft carrier.So if preservation by museum conversion is not feasible, sale of ship to Korea or Japan should be pursued. China's 3rd aircraft carrier is a potential local threat while Taiwan doesn't have any significant military resources due to decline in economy/capabilities and isolation. With Aegis radar and advanced air defence/supersonic missiles(Korea is developing a hypersonic cruise missile based on Zirkon technology;development seems to have almost completed) ,it would become an awesome aircraft carrier.