China’s second aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, is expected to be operational by the end of this year. Photo: Sina China’s second aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, is expected to be operational by the end of this year. Photo: Sina
China’s second aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, is expected to be operational by the end of this year. Photo: Sina

Chinese navy trains top guns to command expanding aircraft carrier fleet

  • Best pilots from carrier-borne squadrons sent to naval academy for warship training to meet ‘urgent need’ for commanders
  • They had to pass more than 10 assessments – from political thought to psychological testing – before they could join the programme

Topic |   China's aircraft carriers
China’s second aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, is expected to be operational by the end of this year. Photo: Sina China’s second aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, is expected to be operational by the end of this year. Photo: Sina
China’s second aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, is expected to be operational by the end of this year. Photo: Sina
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