A source from Beijing say China’s next carriers are likely to be deployed to the naval base at Sanya. Each is estimated to be designed to carry 30 J-15 fighters. One is being built in Dalian, where the Liaoning underwent its refit, and the other in Shanghai. The carrier under construction in Dalian will have an electromagnetic aircraft launch system similar to the USS Ronald Reagan, according to the source. The Liaoning has a ski-jump ramp. The source said the appearance of the new vessel will be revealed before the end of this year.
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