First Type 055 on Initial and New Carrier on Second Sea Trials

August 27, 2018 – China’s first domestically designed aircraft carrier embarked on its second sea trial on Monday from its shipyard in Dalian, Liaoning province. Videos and images published by Chinese media and weapons enthusiasts 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. There appeared to be no aircraft or other large equipment on the vessel’s deck. Publicity officials from the People’s Liberation Army…

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Homegrown aircraft carrier ahead of schedule

China’s first homegrown aircraft carrier is very likely to start its first sea trials in autumn, as its manufacturer announced that it will present key achievements as a tribute to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). The Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corp (DSIC) of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), the manufacturer of the Type 001A, posted details of a meeting on its website on August 18. Hu Wenming, the head and Party chief of the CSIC who visited the DSIC in Dalian, northeastern China’s Liaoning…

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