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Originally posted by ShadowXIX
As for the carrier their has been much speculation on china wanting them some people claim they plan to refit a russain carrier for their needs. Others claim they are planing to purchase a light air craft from a european ship builder. There are still more reports that suggest that china has decided to build two or three indigenous carriers and that they have already allocated funds for the project.
Originally posted by pATTONME
What type of aircraft other than the J-10 and SU-37 will they have.
Originally posted by FredT
China on the other hand does have blue water ambitions. I agree that thier first carriers will be similar to the ones the British operate. If they get ambitious, in many years, one like the Degaull (sp?) that the french have right now. If they try to develop one, it will be many decades befoe you see them develop a Nimitz class type. That being said with the advent of UCAV's carriers may simply get smaller anyway. China has alot of catching up to do if it wants to throw thier weight around in the world. I can't see them alocating tons of funds on a true blue water carrier when thier is deficeint in so many areas.
Originally posted by Hawkssss
here is one of the best links. BTW, don't take guys like West Point seriously. he is but a empty-minded little kid that doesn't know anything about china,