China To Build Aircraft Carriers to Compete With US

By Jeffrey Rodack – Re-Blogged From Newsmax

China, in an attempt to compete with U.S. naval strength in the Pacific, will add new nuclear aircraft carriers to its navy by 2035, the South China Morning Post is reporting.

At least four of China’s six aircraft battle groups will be nuclear-powered, according to the newspaper. The Post attributed its information to Chinese military experts.

The new carriers are expected to have the electromagnetic catapults known as EMALS. The system can launch more aircraft faster than the older diesel systems, the newspaper said.

china's first domestically built aircraft carrier

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