The unnamed carrier was seen moving out of Dalian shipyard for sea trials.
The Beijing-based Global Times has said the first locally made carrier, not yet christened, is likely to be ready for combat “within two years” after its expected delivery to the navy by the end of this year.
Photos and video clips appearing online since Monday morning confirm that China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier has started its maiden voyage.
The date of the launch was no surprise – Monday is the day the People’s Liberation Army Navy was established.
The yet-to-be-named vessel set off from its berth at …read more
Source: The National Interest