Phnom Penh (FN), May 31 – The US with 11 aircraft carriers in total, owns 40% of the global fleet. Some of the American carriers can carry around 80 fighters. The country’s total combined deck space is over twice that of all other nations combined.

Along with France, the US is the only nation with nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. These ships can remain at sea for as long as crew provisions last, without the need for refueling.

In 2024, China’s newest, largest, and most advanced aircraft carrier, the Fujian, started sea trials. With the addition of this ship, the country becomes second in our ranking.

Thailand is the only nation in Southeast Asia, who own the aircraft. Of 11 countries that have aircraft carriers in their fleets, six are NATO members.

This article was originally punished on Voronoiapp.