China’s second indigenous aircraft carrier will have EMALS

The South China Morning Post reported on Nov. 1 that China’s second indigenous aircraft carrier will be equipped with the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS).

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An anonymous source said to be close to the PLA’s equipment department told the Hong Kong daily that the Central Military Commission has given its blessing for the move.

China is said to be able to utilize the EMALS on a conventionally-powered ship thanks to a break-thru in developing a medium-voltage, direct-current transmission network.

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