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.