Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Arms Race Update - China Gets Into Naval Air Game

It's still a long way off from rivaling America's 11-carrier battle groups but China has demonstrated a successful landing and takeoff from its refurbished Ukranian aircraft carrier, the Liaoning.

The Chinese-built carrier jet, a Sukhoi 27 knock-off, comes complete with folding wings and folding horizontal tailplanes.

Observers believe the Liaoning is a training ship and that China has its own, indigenous aircraft carriers under construction.

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