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Re: Indigenous carrier (CV-17?) - Type 001?
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2018, 10:36:48 PM »
China Prepares Type 001A Aircraft Carrier for Sea Trial | Navy Recognition - 30 March 2018
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According to the latest online photos from the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) construction site in Liaoning Province, where the carrier was launched and outfitted, the scaffolds on the carrier have been completely removed, and a phased array radar has been installed.

"All the equipment and devices on the carrier are in the joint debugging stage, and the main engine has been powered. In 2018, we will present a surprise to the Chinese people," DSIC Chairman Liu Zheng said, according to a report on cctv.com, the official website of China Central Television, on March 13.

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Full speed

The Type 001A was launched in Dalian on April 26 2017, three days after Navy Day, and the outfitting work only took about one year.

The speed with which the Type 001A was built was the fastest in the history of aircraft carrier construction, as it only took two years from the laying of the foundation in the shipyard to its launch, and more importantly, everything from the ship's body to its devices is domestically built, Liu said.

"The quality of our construction is also world-class. For example, the world-class standard for the flatness of the flight deck is not more than 4 percent, and we made it lower than 3 percent," Liu noted.

All in the name

During the Two Sessions, Yuan Maorong, an NPC deputy from Taizhou city, East China's Zhejiang Province, suggested naming the carrier "Wei Wen", after a military general from the Three Kingdoms period (AD 184/220-280) who was the first man in history to arrive at Taiwan, according to cctv.com on March 13.

Yuan said naming the carrier Wei Wen would show the historical fact of Taiwan being an integral part of China, and push the development of Cross-Straits relations.

The discussion of how the ship should be named has also been spreading in social media. Many Chinese netizens suggested simply naming the carrier "Taiwan," while others suggested naming it "Shi Lang", an admiral who recaptured Taiwan for the Qing Dynasty.

"This displays the high expectations among the Chinese people over solving the Taiwan question, because they want the country to use the first domestically built aircraft carrier as a symbol to announce its determination and ability to achieve this aim, and also send a tough warning signal to the secessionists in Taiwan," Li noted.

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Support ship for Type 001A's sea trials arrives in Dalian | Janes - 23 January 2018


This image shows Chinese carrier trials support ship No 89 berthed in Dalian next to the country’s second aircraft carrier, which is commonly referred to as the Type 001A. Source: Via Sina.com

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Re: Indigenous carrier (CV-17?) - Type 001?
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2018, 08:01:34 AM »
China's first home-built aircraft carrier set to carry out maiden sea trial in April
Apr 3, 2018, 12:39 pm

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/chinas-first-home-built-aircraft-carrier-set-to-carry-out-maiden-sea-trial-in-april?&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social-media&utm_campaign=addtoany

HONG KONG - China's first home-built aircraft carrier will take to sea later this month (April) in her maiden sea voyage designed to coincide with the founding of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, reported South China Morning Post.

The yet-to-be-named carrier, temporarily referred to as Type 001A in the Chinese media, was launched on April 26 last year (2017).

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But the government has said the carrier's design draws on experiences from the country's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, bought from Ukraine in 1998 and refitted in China.

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The main difference between the two aircraft carriers is that the new one has more space for aircraft and helicopters, according to the China Daily.

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Sources close to the military told the Post Type 001A will embark on her maiden sea voyage in the northeastern Bohai Sea later this month.

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"Unlike China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, which was refurbished from a Russian-made steel hull, the Type 001A was made using a special Chinese steel, which is a new cutting-edge shipbuilding technology that needs to be tested.

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Self-ruled Taiwan, claimed by Beijing as its own, has said China is actually building two new aircraft carriers, but China has not officially confirmed the existence of another carrier, according to Reuters

Chinese state media has quoted experts as saying that the country needs at least six carriers, and a network of bases around the world to support their operations. The US navy operates 10 aircraft carriers.

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Re: Indigenous carrier (CV-17?) - Type 001?
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2018, 02:56:31 PM »
China’s New Aircraft Carrier Heads Out for Sea Trials | The Diplomat - May 13, 2018
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The People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLA Navy) first domestically designed and built aircraft carrier, the Type 001A Shandong (CV-17), began its maiden sea trial early Sunday morning, Chinese state media reported.

The yet-to-be-christened warship set out at 7am local time from a dock at the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) shipyard in China’s Liaoning Province, according to local media reports. The first round of sea trials is expected to primarily test the reliability of the carrier’s power and propulsion systems.  Furthermore, “sea trials will test the carrier’s overall seaworthiness including its speed, maneuverability, and equipment such as radar and communications systems, as well as safety features,” I noted in April.

The sea trials are going to take place in the northeastern part of the Bohai Sea, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea and Korea Bay. The Liaoning Maritime Safety Administration has declared a restricted area off the Dalian coast from Sunday to noon on Friday May 18. Last month, the local maritime authority announced that it had requested three areas in the northeastern Bohai and Yellow Seas to be cordoned off for PLA Navy activities for eight days raising expectations that the Type 001A was going to set out for its maiden voyage that month.


China has begun sea trials of its first self-made aircraft carrier known presently as 'Type 001A'. Photo taken from ndtv.com

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Re: Indigenous carrier (CV-17?) - Type 001?
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2018, 07:27:49 AM »
Carrier rendezvous at Dalian Shipyard
Some wonder if mooring the two carriers in Dalian has crated a 'defense void' in disputed areas of the South China Sea
By FRANK CHEN MAY 30, 2018 6:45 PM (UTC+8)

http://www.atimes.com/article/chinas-two-carriers-both-dock-in-dalian/

Liaoning, the People’s Liberation Army’s solo aircraft carrier in service, has joined her sister ship, the nation’s first domestically built carrier which has yet to be christened, at the Dalian Shipyard since Sunday.

Chinese papers and military buffs are hailing the historic rendezvous of the two seagoing airbases, relishing the picture-perfect occasion of two huge vessels moored alongside each other.

Liaoning is back at her homeport of Dalian in the northeastern Chinese province it is named after for scheduled maintenance as well as R&R for her crew, having spent the majority of the first half of the year at sea. It also led an armada of ships and submarines in April which included a high-profile passage through the Taiwan Strait.

The last time Liaoning was in dry-dock was in May 2014, in the same berth where the Soviet-era vessel was retrofitted. The new homemade carrier is almost a lookalike of the Liaoning with an identical ski-jump bow. It is also moored at the Dalian Shipyard after undergoing its first sea trial earlier this month.

Recent photos indicate the new carrier is undergoing checks below her waterline, with some activity suggesting newer layers of anti-corrosion coating being put on the hull.

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Some have also questioned if there’s now a “defense void” on China’s offshore fronts, in particular in the South China Sea, given the fact that the US sent in the Higgins, a guided-missile destroyer, and the Antietam, a guided-missile cruiser, last week right after Liaoning sailed out of those waters.

A big navy needs at least three carriers to work in shifts: one berthed for checks, one at sea for training purposes while the third stays combat-ready.

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Re: Indigenous carrier (CV-17?) - Type 001?
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2018, 08:34:08 PM »
China’ Second Aircraft Carrier Second Round of Sea Trials
August 2018 Naval News
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http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2018/august-2018-navy-naval-defense-news/6462-china-second-aircraft-carrier-type-002-starts-second-round-of-sea-trials.html   
 
China's first domestically built aircraft carrier embarked on its second sea trial on Monday from its shipyard in Dalian, Liaoning province. Videos and images published by Chinese ship spotters showed that the giant ship, which has yet to be officially named but is widely believed to bear the name 'Shandong', left the port of Dalian Shipbuilding Industry, its builder, assisted by several tugboats.

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The 2nd Chinese aircraft carrier leaving the port of Dalian, seen from an airliner (Photo: 沉默 的 多数 派)
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