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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    Shanghai shipyard 'to build second Chinese designed aircraft carrier'

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 03:31am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Work on China's secondlocally designed and built aircraft carrier will soon get under way at Jiangnan Shipyard, overseas reports says Shanghai 'to build new carrier' China will soon start building its second locally designed aircraft carrier in Shanghai, according to a Canadian report. Kanwa Asian Defence, an English-language ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    China says two pilots died in aircraft carrier tests

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 02:35pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Two Chinese test pilots were killed during development of the country’s first aircraft carrier fighter wing, state media said, in a rare admission of problems ... take-off and landing tests aboard the Liaoning, China’s only aircraft carrier. “Two test pilots of the squadron sacrificed their lives during the tests,” the report said. No details were given. ...

  3. PLA said to eye four carriers

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The People's Liberation Army may build up to four medium-sized aircraft carriers by 2020, with the first two being launched in six years, a military source said. China's first aircraft carrier would be built along the same lines as the Varyag class, a former Soviet carrier type with a displacement of 65,000 tonnes, he said. 'The first carrier ...

  4. News - China - NAVY

    Senior PLA naval officer pledges 'bigger and better' aircraft carriers

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... more powerful carriers A senior naval officer says China will have more aircraft carriers and they will probably be bigger and more powerful than its first carrier, the Liaoning, which was commissioned in September. "China will have more than one aircraft carrier," Rear Admiral Song Xue, deputy chief of staff of the People's Liberation Army Navy, told foreign military ...

  5. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea slams US over aircraft carrier's visit to South

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul N Korea blasts US for warship visit to South North Korea yesterday condemned a port visit by a US aircraft carrier to South Korea as a "reckless" act of provocation after proposals by Pyongyang to ease cross-border tensions. The USS George Washington arrived in the southern port of Busan on Friday for joint military exercises starting ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    US orders aircraft carrier to the Gulf as it weighs military options on Iraq

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:24am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tehran Iran says US hasn't yet asked for help US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered an aircraft carrier moved to the Persian Gulf yesterday, readying ... additional flexibility should military options be required to protect American lives, citizens and interests in Iraq," the Pentagon said. The carrier USS George HW Bush, moving from the North ...

  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's first carrier enters service amid naval tensions

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 02:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... China’s first aircraft carrier entered service on Tuesday, the defence ministry in Beijing said, as the country expands its blue-water fleet at a time of increasing maritime tensions ... Security Council to have an aircraft carrier, and comes as Beijing’s economic and political significance grows. Numerous sea trials of the aircraft carrier – which was previously known by China ...

  8. News - China

    China needs three aircraft carriers, writes naval researcher

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:51am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie,chan@scmp.com Unease over reports PLA building more ships an overreaction, naval analyst says 'Three aircraft carriers needed' China should have at least three aircraft carriers to defend its national interests at sea, a mainland naval expert said, adding that criticism overseas of an expansion of the fleet was an overreaction. Three carriers would just ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's first aircraft carrier Liaoning successfully completes South China Sea trials

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 12:30pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing China’s first aircraft carrier has successfully completed sea trials in the South China Sea, state media reported. The Liaoning returned to port on Wednesday after a 37-day voyage, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Citing an unnamed naval source, Xinhua said the aircraft carrier tested its combat system and conducted a formation practice ...




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