Maritime

China’s First Homemade Carrier Could Take to the Seas Later This Year

“China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier, designated 001A-class, is likely to enter sea trials next year and potentially enter service with the People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) by early 2017, according to multiple reports. The PLAN’s WeChat account, in addition to reports citing Chinese military sources in Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review, suggest that the carrier–currently under construction at a shipyard in Dalian, will launch later this year.”

Source: China’s First Homemade Carrier Could Take to the Seas Later This Year | The Diplomat

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