Chinese carrier build-up?

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April 3rd, 2017, 2:14 pm #241

First China-built carrier on target for April 23 launch

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomac ... rd%20Brief
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April 6th, 2017, 1:40 pm #242

075 Landing Helicopter Dock construction begun

http://www.defensenews.com/articles/chi ... rd%20Brief
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April 25th, 2017, 3:34 pm #243

China set to launch second aircraft carrier

http://www.defensenews.com/articles/chi ... rd%20Brief
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Joined: March 25th, 2004, 1:39 am

April 26th, 2017, 5:07 am #244

Coverage of launch by Chinese news channel. Lots of good shots of the new carrier
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April 26th, 2017, 9:36 pm #245

Looks like a Kuznetsov 2.0 Maybe they can sell one to the Ruskies as well.
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April 27th, 2017, 12:59 pm #246

VIDEO: China Launches First Domestic Aircraft Carrier

https://news.usni.org/2017/04/26/video- ... f1337d69d3

DMc, your video didn't work on my computer.


Update 20170707


VIDEO:  Flight ops aboard Liaoning


https://news.usni.org/2017/07/06/video- ... f1337d69d3
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January 29th, 2018, 8:57 pm #247

China Building a 3rd Type 901 Large Replenishment Oiler for PLAN
Our partner East Pendulum is reporting that a 3rd Type 901 replenishment oiler has been spotted (via satellite imagery) at the Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Limited (GSI), Guangdong province in southern China.
The imagery shows the vessel already at an advanced stage of construction with most of the hull already assembled and the forward block ready to be connected to the rest of the hull. This is the third Type 901, a 240 meters long, 48,000 tons replenishment oiler design to support the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) future carrier strike groups (CSG).

The first one, named "Hulun Lake" (or Hulunhun in Chinese, with hull number 965) was commissioned in September last year.

A second Type 901 was launched last summer at the same shipyard (its construction started in late 2016 according to satellite images.
https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.p ... -plan.html
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April 6th, 2018, 3:33 pm #248

Why 2 stacks so close together?
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