Friday, January 11, 2019

China’s Second Aircraft Carrier May Go Into Service Within Months

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SCMP: After a fourth sea trial, China’s Type 001A aircraft carrier may go into service within months

* Vessel returned to home port of Dalian on Tuesday after spending 13 days undergoing tests in the Yellow Sea
* Naval expert says it may be ready in time for fleet review on April 23

China’s second aircraft carrier has returned to its home port of Dalian after finishing a fourth sea trial, and a naval expert says it is likely to be commissioned in the next few months.

It is the first aircraft carrier designed and built in China, and it returned to the shipyard on Tuesday after spending 13 days off the northeast coast in the Yellow Sea – the longest trial so far, according to Chinese media reports.

The Type 001A, which has yet to be named, was believed to have carried out a range of complex tests during the latest trial, and Beijing-based military expert Li Jie said the testing was nearly finished.

“The vessel has probably completed 80 to 90 per cent of the necessary tests,” Li said. “I think it’s possible it can be delivered by the Chinese Navy Day on April 23.”

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WNU Editor: That is fast. And they do not even have a name for it yet.

13 comments:

RussInSoCal said...

Too fast. The US Navy's carrier fleet's evolution was organic. Through decades of trial and error, innovation and experience. China is sprinting through its development with copied or stolen technology. Little experience in blue water and what appears to be a massive hubris.

Anonymous said...

Better brush up on your Mandarin Russ. CHUD's like you will need it to improve your social credit score.

RussInSoCal said...

What is a CHUD? Please try to be specific.

Jac said...

RussIn,

I agree 100% with what you say.

Anonymous said...

Originally from the old 1984 awesome horror flick and is the acronym for Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Chud

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Chud%20%28C.%20H.%20U.%20D.%29

Anon 9:23 must have a suck ass job, if that is the best zer can do. I mean that is so like 1980s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C.H.U.D.

Anonymous said...

Still trying to figure out that catapult system I guess...

Anonymous said...

says the person trying to figure out Maxwell

RussInSoCal said...

Also - China has no cultural allies. No friendly ports of call. They are a regional pariah among their neighbors. No global military logistics train. They've got NorK, Pakistan and Kenya.

And a demographic time bomb waiting to go kaboom.

King Aragon said...

Steel the usa technology then wagering WAR you fools

King Aragon said...

Hahaha haaa

Anonymous said...

Boycott China!
stop getting Chinese takeout...the govt is embedding microchips in fortune cookies

Americanadian soldier said...

Goodbye Taiwan

Anonymous said...

Well they do in Huawei. . But you probably don't even know what that is or what that means. So go on, do your trolling and go get your next talking points..like dog whistle. Like Nazi. Like deplorable. Then show me just how civil your side is. 2018 wasn't enough. People really want to see that again. You know. .calling for mobs. .calling for an end to civility. .or before that shooting up a baseball field with republicans to murder republicans because republicans are evil. Your mindset.. just wow