A former navy officer said China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier might be retrofitted with a hi-tech launch system. Photo: AFPA former navy officer said China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier might be retrofitted with a hi-tech launch system. Photo: AFP
A former navy officer said China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier might be retrofitted with a hi-tech launch system. Photo: AFP

China’s first aircraft carrier may become test bed for top flight electromagnetic warplane launcher

  • PLA Navy’s first commissioned carrier and training ship for new generation of pilots could lose its distinctive ski-jump flight deck if newer technology takes over

Topic |   China’s military
A former navy officer said China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier might be retrofitted with a hi-tech launch system. Photo: AFPA former navy officer said China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier might be retrofitted with a hi-tech launch system. Photo: AFP
A former navy officer said China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier might be retrofitted with a hi-tech launch system. Photo: AFP
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