Satellite captures first picture of China’s aircraft carrier which it claimed is just for ‘research’
The aircraft carrier has generated intense international interest because of the open-ended possibilities the country may have for it as a future military power.Little on the ship had been said by China after purchasing it from Ukraine in 1998, spending years refurbishing it from one with no engines, weaponry or navigation systems, to one seen sailing last week.
A DigitalGlobe analyst says they found the image Tuesday while searching through their satellite's photos.
Stephen Wood, director of DigitalGlobe's analysis center, said he's confident the ship is the Chinese carrier because of the location and date of the photo. The carrier was on a sea trial at the time.China has said the carrier is intended for research and training, which has led to speculation that it plans to build future copies. Read More