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The new Chinese aircraft carrier has returned on shipyard after test swimming - RIA Novosti, 9/2/2018


First aircraft carrier of the Chinese production Type 001A. Archival photo
BEIJING, 2 Sep – RIA Novosti. The first Chinese aircraft carrier of own production has returned on ship-building shipyard to the Provinces of Liaoning after the second test swimming, local media RIA Novosti / Vitaly Ankov report to Pass Global repartition into an image bank: for what China builds the most powerful army in mireavianosets has left the stationing site in Dalian in the morning on August 26 accompanied by several tows. Last Thursday the official representative of the Ministry of Defence of the People's Republic of China At Qian has confirmed that the aircraft carrier has gone to test swimming, and has said that sea tests of the ship have taken place successfully, without incidents. It agrees to the photos published by the Hunqiu Shibao newspaper, the aircraft carrier has returned on shipyard on September 1, swimming lasted 7 days. It is expected that at the plant experts will be engaged in adjustment tests of the correlating equipment of the vessel and other works on maintenance. The second Chinese Type 001A aircraft carrier which became the first own production has been floated in April, 2017. It was built since 2013. Aircraft carrier length — 315 meters, width — 75 meters, weight — 70 thousand tons, cruiser speed — 31 sea knots. The Chinese mass media reported that 36 Tszyan-15 fighters (J-15) onboard can be based. The first test navigation of the aircraft carrier has taken place on May 13-18 this year. The first Chinese Liaoning aircraft carrier was constructed on the basis of the unfinished Soviet cruiser "Varangian" bought from Ukraine in 1998. Works on his transformation into the aircraft carrying cruiser have begun at shipbuilding plant in the Chinese Dalian in 2005. The first sea tests of Liaoning have taken place in 2011. It was a part of Naval Forces of China in September, 2012, and in November of the 2012th has been declared successful tests on landing of the Tszyan-15 fighter to the deck of the aircraft carrier.

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