Chinese navy seeks graduate students for warplane pilot roles

Chinese navy seeks graduate students for warplane pilot roles

The Chinese navy is looking to recruit highly educated graduate students to fly shipborne aircraft. In order to expand its search and improve the qualifications of its air personnel, the navy is raising the age limit. This move is part of China’s efforts to build a “strong army” and enhance the caliber of its recruits. Traditionally, the military has been a career path favored by the less educated.

In a recent advertisement on the social media platform WeChat, the People’s Liberation Army Navy announced that it is seeking graduate students with science and engineering master degrees who are below 26 years old. These individuals will be trained to pilot aircraft from ships, including China’s growing fleet of aircraft carriers. This is a significant change as, just last year, the navy allowed undergraduates aged 24 or below to apply for the first time. Prior to that, the age limit was set at high school graduates aged below 20.

“The need for high-quality military talent becomes more imperative day by day,” stated the People’s Liberation Army Navy in the advertisement. They emphasized that the navy’s mission and tasks are expanding, and the strategic shift is accelerating.

Candidates must meet certain criteria, including being male with a clean “political history” and no legal or disciplinary history. The training program will consist of three to four years of aviation theory studies and practical flight training. Successful candidates will receive free medical care for themselves and their immediate family, as well as government-provided housing.

China is currently in the final stages of preparing its third aircraft carrier, the Fujian, for sea trials. This will be the country’s first domestically made aircraft carrier and is a crucial step before it becomes operational. China has set a goal to modernize its military forces by 2035.

In conclusion, the Chinese navy is actively seeking highly educated graduate students to fly shipborne aircraft. By raising the age limit and targeting individuals with science and engineering master degrees, China aims to improve the qualifications of its air personnel and build a stronger military. This recruitment drive is part of China’s broader efforts to modernize its military forces by 2035.

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