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China is getting ready to field its 3rd aircraft carrier - here's why they're no match for US flattops

15 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Of all the new weapons in China's modern, ever-growing military arsenal, few have gotten as much attention as its aircraft carriers.
China has two carriers in service with a third on the way. The first, the Liaoning , was commissioned in 2012, while the second, the Shandong , was commissioned in December 2019.
Chinese state media has repeatedly displayed the ships in flashy videos showing off their capabilities, the most recent of which was released at the end of last August.
Despite the hype and praise lavished on them, China's carriers are just not that big a...
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