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China’s aircraft carriers have glaring weaknesses — but the next carrier could be a ‘huge step forward’

China has one “combat ready” aircraft carrier, another one undergoing preparation for service, and another one still in development. The Liaoning, an old Soviet heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser refitted to become China’s first aircraft carrier, and the Type 001A, China’s first indigenously-produced aircraft carrier, are both limited in their combat capabilities […]
China’s aircraft carriers have glaring weaknesses — but the next carrier could be a ‘huge step forward’