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China’s First ‘Homemade’ Aircraft Carrier Could Start Sea Trials Next Month

Dave Majumdar

Should the U.S. Navy be worried?

China’s first indigenously built aircraft carrier could begin sea trials as early as next month according to official Chinese state media.
The vessel, which is designated as the Type 001A, is currently finishing construction at the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) construction site in China’s Liaoning province. The ship does not yet have a name, but she is based on the Soviet Kuznetsov-class design. However, unlike the Kuznetsov-class Liaoning—China’s first carrier—which was originally purchased incomplete from Ukraine in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Type 001A was built …read more

Source: The National Interest

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