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China ‘needs at least three aircraft carriers’: naval expert

China needs "at least three aircraft carriers" to protect its extensive coastline and its interests abroad, a senior Chinese naval expert said Wednesday. "Our country...

Netherlands Government Approves NATO National Plan

The Netherlands government has today approved the national plan on the NATO Defence Investment Pledge. This plan includes the government commitment to designate additional...

China Readying New Catapult for 3rd Aircraft Carrier

China is likely to use an electromagnetic catapult for fighter jets on its third aircraft carrier, experts said on Thursday. The world's leading electromagnetic...

China’s Second Aircraft Carrier to Hold First Sea Trials

China's second aircraft carrier might conduct its first sea trials in February, military analysts said after Taiwan media reported that China's first aircraft carrier...

Second China-Made Aircraft Carrier May Adopt EMALS

Recently the official website of America's Popular Science magazine released a report on the latest news about China's first domestically built aircraft carrier titled...

China to join US-led naval exercise: US official

China will take part in a regular US-led naval exercise starting next month, a top US commander said Friday, despite tensions over Beijing's...

PLA Officer: Navy Needs More Punch

At a time when the PLA Navy has become an indispensable force in safeguarding China’s interests, the nation should further strengthen its maritime capabilities,...

China’s Second Aircraft Carrier to Have ‘Military Focus’

China's second aircraft carrier, which is now under construction, will focus on military operations rather than training and technological experiments, according to a senior...

China Naval Modernization: Implications for US Navy Capabilities

China is building a modern and regionally powerful navy with a limited but growing capability for conducting operations beyond China’s near-seas region. Observers of...

China Building New Aircraft Carrier, Possibly Nuclear Powered

China has confirmed that it is building a unique aircraft carrier, and that it may even be nuclear-powered. On Thursday, huanqiu.com, the Chinese-language version of...