China’s newly launched third aircraft carrier, the Fujian. Photo: Weibo
China’s newly launched third aircraft carrier, the Fujian. Photo: Weibo

How many aircraft carriers does China need? One analyst says at least 6

  • Commentary says the country will need two for each of its existing three fleets with possibly another for future operations in the Indian Ocean
  • Last month the country’s third, and most advanced, carrier was launched and another is thought to be in the pipeline

China’s newly launched third aircraft carrier, the Fujian. Photo: Weibo
China’s newly launched third aircraft carrier, the Fujian. Photo: Weibo
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