Who's is bigger? Russia or the good old US of A? Do we need to get out the measuring tape? Maybe we do, after China completes what looks to be the latest generation naval defense: the Type 002 aircraft carrier [news.com.au] that is currently under construction [csis.org] in a floodable dry dock. Tinfoil hatters among us will be glad to hear that updates of the progress for the construction of this mighty vessel come from satellite imagery [twitter.com]. Now that battleships are pretty much obsolete with maybe carriers to follow [foreignpolicy.com] this latest addition to China's growing fleet may just be an expensive showboat.