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China’s recruiting a lot more flattop fighter pilots — another sign China has big plans for its aircraft carriers
China has one operational carrier, a second expected to enter service soon, and a third under construction. And, there may be more on the way.
Incredible satellite images show the ongoing construction of China's third aircraft carrier, which will likely be the country's first modern flattop.
China wants to turn its training aircraft carrier into a combat ship — here’s how it stacks up against US carriers
China has more planned for its first aircraft carrier than just training, as it is now pushing to transform the Liaoning into a combat ship.
China has publicly confirmed for the first time suspicions that it is building a third aircraft carrier, and it may turn out to be a very big deal.
The J-15 is too heavy to operate efficiently from carriers, has problems with its flight control systems, which has led to several crashes, and more, Sputnik reported.
These commissioned aircraft carriers were built for combat, but have a history of breaking down or repeated problems with conducting the full range of missions that they were built to perform.
China’s aircraft carriers have a boatload of glaring weaknesses — but the next carrier could be a ‘huge step forward’
China's carrier force is struggling to overcome several glaring weaknesses, everything from aircraft and pilots to engines and launch systems, but the country's third carrier is expected to be a "huge step forward," according to experts.
A leaked photo shows that China is building a supercarrier that could rival the US’ Nimitz-class carriers
A leaked photo shows China is building a modern supercarrier that can launch planes via catapults. If the supercarrier works as planned — and that's a big, if — it would make the Chinese navy one of the most powerful in the world.