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Aug 29 16 1:25 AM
Liaoning II class CV (CV17) construction update Aug 27th 2016
Photo: China Defense Blog
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Shang Ma Ke wrote:Island structure installed. -Photo: China Defense Blog
Sep 23 16 7:46 AM
Released on 15 September, the images show a Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) J-15 in flight featuring what appear to be modifications to its front undercarriage that would enable the aircraft to conduct catapult-assisted take-offs: yet another indication that China may be planning to develop a CATOBAR aircraft carrier.
Expectations that China's third carrier, which is commonly referred to as the Type 002, will be equipped with catapults were reinforced in early August when images emerged on Chinese online forums showing the country's land-based aircraft carrier mock-up in Wuhan, Hubei Province, undergoing modifications.
Most significantly, the ski-jump section had been removed from the mock-up.
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China: Island Fitted to Second PLAN Aircraft Carrier "Type 001A"
Via our patner East Pendulum: Spotters photos taken in Dalian yesterday show that the second Chinese aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, has received its island. This is another step towards the launch of the vessel expected to happen by early 2017.
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Chinese navy reaches milestone, says its first aircraft carrier is now ‘constantly prepared to fight’
The Associated Press | November 15, 2016 12:57 PM ET
BEIJING — China’s first aircraft carrier is now ready to engage in combat, marking a milestone for a navy that has invested heavily in its ability to project power far from China’s shores.
The Liaoning’s political commissar said in an interview with Tuesday’s Global Times newspaper that his ship is “constantly prepared to fight against enemies,” signalling a change from its past status as a platform for testing and training.
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Dec 25 16 4:29 PM
China's 1st aircraft carrier heads for Western Pacific
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BEIJING - China's first aircraft carrier has set off for the Western Pacific for an open-sea training exercise, the Defence Ministry said.
State media said it is the first time that the Liaoning, which was commissioned by the Chinese navy in 2012, has headed to "distant sea waters." The Western Pacific region stretches from China to New Zealand and encompasses countries in the Pacific, Oceania and parts of Asia.
The statement said a navy formation including the Liaoning set off Saturday for training "in distant sea waters," without giving details, as part of an annual training plan.
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The carrier group entered the area covered by the ADIZ around 0700 h local time while sailing north through the Taiwan Strait, said the MND, adding that it asked the public to remain calm. There seems to have been no violation of Taiwanese territorial waters.
Taiwanese authorities reacted by scrambling fighter aircraft and navy ships to "surveil and control" the passage of the Chinese warships through the narrow body of water separating Taiwan and China, Taiwanese defence ministry spokesman Chen Chung-chi was quoted by Reuters news agency as saying.
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