China must develop larger aircraft carriers, says expert

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 05, 2012 11:20 hrs

Beijing, Dec 5 (IANS) China should develop larger aircraft carriers armed with new-concept weapons, Chinese naval expert Li Jie has said.

He said this while communicating with the netizens of People's Daily Online's Qiangguo Forum Nov 27 on the country's first successful fighter jet landing on its aircraft carrier.

The state-run People's Daily quoted him as saying that China should develop larger aircraft carriers.

"The larger an aircraft carrier is, the more aircraft it can carry, including fighter or attack aircraft," he said.

The US had integrated fighters with attack aircraft, which can reduce the number of aircraft types and was more suitable for future wars, the daily said.

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