Coming Soon: China's Navy Could Eventually Have Six Aircraft Carriers
The National Interest -

David Axe

Security, Asia

And each new ship will likely get better and better. Read on. 

China's first homemade aircraft carrier left her home port of Dalian for her third sea trial on Oct. 28, 2018. The Type 001A flattop could commission into frontline service as early as 2019, according to the U.S. Defense Department -- growing Beijing's carrier force to two and giving China the world's second-biggest flattop fleet.

The new trial will test the vessel's weapons system, control system and...


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