BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup World By Seerat Chabba @crat074 04/26/17 AT 3:14 AM China launched its second aircraft carrier Wednesday, as the unnamed ship was moved “from dry dock into the water” at the country’s north east port of Dalian. The aircraft carrier is the first domestically built vessel of its kind for China.“With each new aircraft carrier, China is sending a signal that it has no peer among its neighbors,” Patrick M. Cronin, senior director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, told the New York Times.Read: China's Military Infrastructure On South China Sea Islands Near Completion: ReportWith no close competition in the region, China was looking at “a long-term and ongoing quest to use these floating sovereign airfields into military operations,” Cronin said. “But the … [Read more...] about China Military News: Latest Aircraft Carrier Built Domestically, Anti-Aircraft Missiles Bought From Russia
BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup World By Vishakha Sonawane @VishakhaNS 12/28/16 AT 6:32 AM China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning docked at a naval base in the southern Chinese province of Hainan after conducting open-sea training exercises in the Western Pacific, Taiwan said Tuesday. The carrier led a group of warships and sailed 90 miles south of the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands in the disputed South China Sea, fuelling tensions between the two countries.On Tuesday, Taiwan warned "the threat of our enemies is growing day by day," as the Liaoning sailed towards Hainan through the contested region, according to Reuters.The carrier was commissioned by the Chinese navy in 2012 and Beijing said last month the vessel was geared up to engage in combat. The Liaoning was reportedly bought as an incomplete hull from Ukraine over a decade ago.A Taiwanese military official told Reuters that China had been … [Read more...] about Chinese Aircraft Carrier Liaoning Docks At Hainan After Sailing Through Disputed South China Sea
BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup World By Harshkumar Acharya 04/23/18 AT 9:27 AM According to the South China Morning Post on April 23, China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier is expected to start sea trials soon amid what analysts say is a growing pressure to push forward its development. The Type 001A first generation aircraft carrier’s maiden sea trial could take place this week, possibly coinciding with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s 69th anniversary on Monday depending on weather and ocean conditions.The Liaoning Maritime Safety Administration announced on Friday that three areas in the northeastern Bohai and Yellow sea will be cordoned off for military activities from April 20 to April 28. The restricted areas are closed to the shipyard in Liaoning province where the new carrier is being built. A main engine run was conducted indicating sea … [Read more...] about China’s First Home-Built Aircraft Carrier Could Start Sea Trials This Week
China's unnamed Type 001A aircraft carrier in Dailan. GG001213 via Wikimedia Commons China first domestically developed aircraft carrier looks set to begin sea trials after pictures appeared on the Chinese internet on Monday. The still-unnamed carrier was launched this time last year but since then has been undergoing fitting of weapons and other systems and has not yet entered service. Chinese state media has quoted experts as saying that the country needs at least six carriers. The United States operates 10 and plans to build two more. BEIJING (Reuters) - China first domestically developed aircraft carrier looks set to begin sea trials after pictures appeared on the Chinese internet on Monday of it leaving its dock in the northeastern port of Dalian. The still-unnamed carrier was launched this time last year but since then has been undergoing fitting of weapons and other systems and has not yet entered service. Chinese President Xi Jinping is overseeing an ambitious … [Read more...] about China’s first real, domestically-built aircraft carrier looks ready to take on sea trials
SHE is the crowning jewel of the British fleet and is soon to set sail with the Royal Navy for the first time - but the £3.1 billion vessel has already faced a massive setback. Here, we examine everything there is to know about the UK's most expensive ever warship - HMS Queen Elizabeth. How big is HMS Queen Elizabeth and how much does it cost? HMS Queen Elizabeth – nicknamed Big Lizzie – is the size of three football pitches and can carry 1,600 crew members and 36 fighter jets. At 920ft long, the HMS Queen Elizabeth is longer than the Houses of Parliament. Its length is also greater than the height of the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. The huge warship’s construction, which began in 2004, along with its sister ship HMS Prince Of Wales is the most expensive in navy history costing £6billion. It is the largest and most expensive ship that has ever been built for the Royal Navy, with a crew of 700 sailors and 200 industry contractors on board. … [Read more...] about Who built HMS Queen Elizabeth, when were the sea trials, how much did she cost and where is the aircraft carrier now?