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Twenty high-resolution pictures of China's first aircraft carrier, the 67,500-tonne Varyag, appeared on the Xinhua website yesterday, with captions saying the vessel was almost finished and expected to sail this year.

It was the first time official state media reported on the nation's first aircraft carrier project as well as indicating its construction progress at a shipyard in Dalian , Liaoning .

It said while there had been a marked upswing in Beijing's assertiveness in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, that, too, had been toned down in recent months.

The Xinhua picture captions said refitting work on the Varyag, a Soviet-designed Admiral Kuznetsov-class carrier that China bought from Ukraine in 1998, was almost complete after more than a decade spent on reconstruction.

"A 70-year dream of an aircraft carrier that is all-Chinese will come true soon," one caption said.

Citing the latest report of Canadian-based Kanwa Asian Defence Monthly, the captions confirmed the carrier would start sea trials this year after an active phased array radar system was installed on the vessel.

It was at least the second time official media had quoted a source from the internet posted by military enthusiasts and overseas media to reconfirm Beijing's new weapon plans.

The first test flight of a new generation J-20 stealth fighter jet in January was another well-known example.

Chang estimated the carrier would undergo sea tests - including power system trials, harbour trials, close-range and high-sea trials - for about two years.

"After the sea trials are finished, it will also need at least eight years to test its radar and weapons systems such as the J-15, early warning planes and others on board," he said.

But China would have its first formal carrier fighting group in 10 years, after all the trials and tests were completed, he said.

"Since Varyag is a carrier for training purposes, it's possible that it will be equipped with magnetic or steam catapults instead of its originally designed ski-jump ramp take-off system," Chang said. (SCMP)

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Cindy!

Is that "anti torpedo" nets around the aircraft carrier "Varyag".
What's the China code for this ship?

I think China need to build the J-XX to fit with the aircraft carrier.
At most China needs only 3 such ships - mostly "amphibious assault use" air support.
Doubt J-20 can be used on the aircraft carrier - the J-20 is massive might not have "short take off" capability and mighthave weak "fusilage" to conduct landing on a small floating field.

Probably need J-XX, or the Su-27 (in the meantime) plus heavy duty helicopter, and what's this new J-15 awac, what about the airborne refuelling aircraft.

WITH the British Club already starting to do SEA BED, or "sub sea" installation - the capability of the air craft carrier battle group is reduced to only amphibious assault and sanction works!

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Post time 2011-4-8 14:06:01 |Display all floors
Originally posted by greendragon at 2011-4-8 13:39
Cindy!

Is that "anti torpedo" nets around the aircraft carrier "Varyag".
What's the China code for this ship?

I think China need to build the J-XX to fit with the aircraf ...

Due to various reasons, "Varyag", the first aircraft carrier would not be used in operation but as a training platform for Chinese naval to learn about the weapons, communications, command, control,and other technology.

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Post time 2011-4-8 15:48:52 |Display all floors

We might need "China's" help

.......in the future.

We cannot really predict how the "global politics" would flow or ebb.
With a minimal force, China can "contribute" to support a "crisis"!
Afterall, 3 units isn't very expensive - it's the jets, support stealth ship, escorting ssn, ssk that'll add to the cost!

Having some "extra muscle" will be useful to the world!

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Post time 2011-4-8 15:59:47 |Display all floors
Originally posted by cindy1225 at 2011-4-8 11:36 AM

Due to various reasons, "Varyag", the first aircraft carrier would not be used in operation but as a training platform for Chinese naval to learn about the weapons, communications, comm ...


Varyag is an outdated Soviet Carrier refitted. Yes its more lilkely to be used as a training platform than a real war hulk.

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