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  1. New aircraft carrier sets sail for tests

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... China's first aircraft carrier set sail for tests at sea. An aircraft carrier is a very big warship that can act as an airport for war planes. Planes use a lot of fuel and so they cannot fly for very long distances. With an airport at sea they can reach much further. The carrier was bought from Russia and refitted by China. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976350/new-aircraft-carrier-sets-sail-tests
  2. Aircraft carrier 'still not ready'

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Senior military officers have confirmed for the first time that China is building an aircraft carrier, but say it will not be used to interfere in the affairs of other countries. 'China is constructing its aircraft carrier, but it has not been completed yet,' General Chen Bingde, the chief of the People's Liberation Army's general ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969976/aircraft-carrier-still-not-ready
  3. Briefs

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Refitted aircraft carrier starts eighth sea trial China's refitted aircraft carrier launched its eighth sea trial last Thursday morning, the Guangzhou-based Nanfang Daily reports. ... said. A Macau businessman bought the half-built Soviet aircraft carrier, formerly called the Varyag, from the Ukraine military in 1998 for a price of US$20 million, under the pretence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003709/briefs
  4. Beijing signals intent to build aircraft carrier

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Ship plan under 'serious' study The Ministry of National Defence has revealed that China is 'seriously' considering building an aircraft carrier to protect its national interests- Beijing's first public confirmation of the controversial plan that has been a source of speculation for a decade. 'Aircraft carriers are a reflection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664854/beijing-signals-intent-build-aircraft-carrier
  5. No immediate plan for aircraft carriers

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan A People's Liberation Army think-tank on armaments and military equipment has poured cold water on the public's enthusiasm for aircraft carriers, saying China ... aircraft carriers, but the PLA would focus its limited resources on missiles and submarines, which would be more cost-effective and have a better chance of survival in modern warfare. 'Our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602709/no-immediate-plan-aircraft-carriers
  6. Quake hits arms production, tank and aircraft factories

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... county, a hard-hit area. The source said the quake destroyed munitions and tank factories and some old-generation aircraft plants. But he played down the scale of destruction, saying most advanced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638710/quake-hits-arms-production-tank-and-aircraft-factories
  7. Long-range US bomber exercise sets sights on 'rogue states'

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... It will be the first time US aircraft, which will include B-1 supersonic strike aircraft and B-2 stealth bombers, along with older B-52s, will use the Delamere bombing range, 400km south of Darwin, since ... aircraft. Analysts said the exercise also reflected Washington's review of its Pacific deployment, prompted in part by opposition in Japan and South Korea to US bases. 'The US is going ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/557905/long-range-us-bomber-exercise-sets-sights-rogue-states
  8. Unarmed forces

    Posted Sep 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... aircraft, then blast away at armoured personnel carriers driving through the desert. Operation Allied Shield is a sniper-simulator game, while Operation Tiger involves piloting an armed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/514484/unarmed-forces
  9. US drama over WMDs a 50-year-old homegrown saga

    Posted Jun 27th 2005, 12:00am by Steven Knipp

    ... America has just ended its latest search for a nuclear bomb lost off the coast of Georgia in 1958, writes Steven Knipp US President George W. Bush's stated motive for the invasion of Iraq was to locate and destroy that country's weapons of mass ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/506073/us-drama-over-wmds-50-year-old-homegrown-saga
  10. American warships docking in HK today

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... said the nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, along with other battle group ships, would stay for less than a week. During that time, the crew will shop, catch up with visiting family, and volunteer for local charities. The US consulate refused to comment yesterday on the aircraft carrier's arrival for security reasons. The stay is expected to generate millions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642107/american-warships-docking-hk-today

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