China’s recently launched third aircraft carrier, the Fujian, has a conventional diesel-powered propulsion system. Photo: Weibo
China’s recently launched third aircraft carrier, the Fujian, has a conventional diesel-powered propulsion system. Photo: Weibo

China’s aircraft carrier No 4 will not catch up with US Navy’s nuclear-powered giants, analysts say

  • China’s naval nuclear reactor technology is not advanced enough to support an aircraft carrier, according to observers
  • All of the US Navy’s 11 active aircraft carriers are nuclear-powered

China’s recently launched third aircraft carrier, the Fujian, has a conventional diesel-powered propulsion system. Photo: Weibo
China’s recently launched third aircraft carrier, the Fujian, has a conventional diesel-powered propulsion system. Photo: Weibo
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