Thursday, December 31, 2015

China Confirms That It Is Building A Second Aircraft Carrier

China's first aircraft carrier, which was renovated from an old aircraft carrier that China bought from Ukraine in 1998, seen docked at Dalian Port, in Dalian, Liaoning province, in 2012.

Bloomberg: China Building Second Aircraft Carrier With Domestic Technology

China is building a second aircraft carrier, with the new ship being designed and constructed domestically, the Defense Ministry said, marking the first time the government has confirmed the long-rumored project.

The vessel is being built in the northern port of Dalian and will carry Chinese-made J-15 fighter jets, the ministry said on its website, citing spokesman Col. Yang Yujun. The ship will have a displacement of approximately 50,000 tons, Yang said. The country’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was commissioned in 2012 and built in a hull purchased from the Ukraine.

More News On China Confirming That It Is Building A Second Aircraft Carrier

Amid maritime disputes, China confirms building second carrier -- Reuters
China building second aircraft carrier -- AFP
China says it is building its second aircraft carrier, this time with domestic technology -- AP
China Begins Building Second Aircraft Carrier: The carrier will be equipped with Chinese-built J-15 jet fighters -- WSJ
China says it's building new homegrown aircraft carrier -- CNN
China to Build Second Aircraft Carrier, Use Domestic Technology -- VOA
China building 2nd aircraft carrier with domestic technology -- Asia Times
Naval Power: China Building Second Aircraft Carrier -- Sputnik
China confirms building 2nd aircraft carrier -- Yonhap News Agency
China to build new aircraft carrier, move likely to inflame tensions -- The Australian

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