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Aircraft carriers are often regarded as ultimate power projection tools. In the past decades, it was predominantly the power of the United States (US) that was carried around the globe. The impressive full-length flat deck ships made Americans much less dependent on worldwide bases. Instead, they could park a fully equipped floating airbase close to any theatre of conflict, anywhere in the world. Nowadays, the US still has the largest fleet of carriers, but other states have (re)joined the club, making the maritime domain ever more crowded and in certain places, contested.