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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Such is thing is only the the stuff of hegemonic empires. We're such an inspiration with our empire why wouldn't they want to try??
originally posted by: LABTECH767
a reply to: anzha
It is merely about projecting power in the public and international eye but in truth Carriers even the best the US has which are the best in the world are old technology, dinosaurs of another age while longer range missiles, air craft and even other forms of ship such as missile destroyers are potentially in real term's more powerful and as pilot's are phased out in favor of drone fighters this will become even more apparent.
Expect the Generation of drone carriers (True drone carriers not the likely first generation conversion jobs) to be both smaller, faster and yet also carry more Drone fighter/bombers and ordnance than human manned carriers can then rationalize just how far behind the time's this form of sea power is really becoming that the Chinese are investing in.
Carriers are useful for staging off shore but once again longer range air craft, missiles and the advent of drone technology's render that old fashioned thinking.
Carriers are still flexible but to keep up with the future they will have to move to other role's as essentially little more than support ship's, they are growing increasingly vulnerable to missile threat's as well.