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China to build nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Liaoning within 7 years

China's navy has two aircraft carriers running on conventional oil

ANI  |  Beijing [China] 

China's rocket forces conducted two tests late last year of a new
China’s rocket forces conducted two tests late last year of a new “hypersonic glide vehicle” or HGV, known as the DF-17

The has announced that wants to field its first nuclear-powered by the middle of the next decade.

The Industry Corporation on Tuesday announced a list of ambitions hope to achieve in weaponry and technical developments for the People's Liberation Army-Navy by 2025, the state-backed reported.

"The defence company said it will "speed the up the process of making technological breakthroughs in carriers, new-type nuclear submarines, quiet submarines, maritime unmanned intelligent confrontation systems, maritime three-dimensional offensive and and naval warfare comprehensive electronic information systems," the report said.

China's navy has two aircraft carriers running on The French Navy's flagship, the Charles de Gaulle, is the only non-US powered by nuclear reactors. Each Nimitz-class and Ford-class carrier in the US Navy is or will be run by nuclear power.

First Published: Thu, March 01 2018. 17:32 IST
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