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Photo Essay: Carriers of the Indo-Pacific

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As debate continues to blaze about the viability of re-introducing aircraft carrier vessels into the Royal Australian Navy, Defence Connect will highlight the carrier capabilities of our Indo-Pacific neighbours.

As debate continues to blaze about the viability of re-introducing aircraft carrier vessels into the Royal Australian Navy, Defence Connect will highlight the carrier capabilities of our Indo-Pacific neighbours.

For the purpose of this photo essay, we have decided to exclude the US, due to the sheer number of aircraft carriers they have in operation, with their fleet deserving of an independent analysis piece.

In recent years, Indo-Pacific Asia has seen a growing number of traditional aircraft carriers and large deck, amphibious warfare ships being used to secure sea-lines-of-communication and maritime borders, while acting as potent power projection platforms through the use of amphibious operations and potent marine units. 

In this photo essay, we will take a look at China's Liaoning aircraft carrier, the first of a rising number of these vessels that Beijing is introducing into their fleet; India's modified Kiev Class aircraft carrier, Vikramaditya; Japan's Izumo Cass with its intention of fitting the vessels out with F-35B aircraft; South Korea's Dokdo carrier; and Thailand's Chakri Naruebet vessel.

Photo Essay: Carriers of the Indo-Pacific
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