China—Navy Seeks To Deploy 4 Nuclear-Powered Carriers By 2035

South China Morning Post | 02/06/2019

Four of the six aircraft carriers that China intends to deploy by 2035 will be nuclear powered, military experts tell the South China Morning Post.  The carriers will also employ an electromagnetic launch system similar to the U.S. EMALS, retired officer Wang Yunfei told the newspaper on Wednesday.  After those ships enter service, the Type 001A and the still-under construction Type 002 would likely be phased out or relegated to supporting roles, with the nuclear carriers forming...

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