BEIJING: China is developing technologies to build a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, state media reported on Wednesday, as Beijing pushes forward with an ambitious military modernisation programme.
State-owned China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), the country's largest naval vessel manufacturer, revealed on Tuesday the ambition in a list of technical developments the company hopes to achieve as part of weaponry upgrades for the Chinese navy by 2025, according to the state-backed Global Times.
The announcement by CSIC appears to have been subsequently edited on the company's website to remove the mention of nuclear-powered vessels, but it remains widely available on the Chinese internet.
"We must...speed up key breakthroughs such as the realisation of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, new-style nuclear submarines, quiet submarines, and unmanned intelligent underwater defence systems," the original document said, according to the Global Times.
CSIC built China's first home-built aircraft carrier, which was launched in April last year and is expected to enter service in 2020, once it has been fitted out and armed.
The vessel was designed based on China's first carrier, the Liaoning, which was bought second-hand from Ukraine in 1998 and refitted for China.
India nuclear - USA - 2 days ago
No worry. India is building nuclear powered bullock carts
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San Man - Location - 1 day ago
Dont take panga with China. They will make India Nanga in a matter of days. No need to be emotional. Face the facts.
Fix India and its incompetent leaders and its poor defense readiness first.
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Saranathan Lakshminarasimhan - chennai - 2 days ago
it is a danger to the world
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India Sick Man Of South - Hyderabad - 1 day ago
China might have a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the water by 2025 to bolster its maritime defences, according to the country’s main supplier of warships. Let see by 2025 when china got it. remember the date.