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Old 22-10-2014, 19:41
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Thanks BlackBat for bringing me up to speed. cadillac811
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Old 22-10-2014, 22:28
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Apparently, from reports their carrier had a wee bit of a power plant problem recently. It caused a temporary loss of power. Perhaps the PLAN should take a page from Russia's carrier: always followed by a huge tug in case of power plant break down! DFO

"China's Only Aircraft Carrier Is Having Some Technical Difficulties

China has developed some impressive defense capabilities in recent years. But one of its flagship achievements has had some notable technical problems in recent weeks.

As Robert Beckhusen explained at War is Boring, the Liaoning, China's sole aircraft carrier, unexpectedly powered down during a sea trial last week. The vessel "appeared to suffer a steam explosion which temporarily knocked out the carrier’s electrical power system," Beckhusen wrote, citing a Chinese-language media report (which is summarized at Asia Defense News).

Beckhusen notes these sorts of failures aren't unheard of on Soviet-built carriers of the late 1980s — before it was the Lianoning, China's carrier was called the Varyag, and carriers of its class haven't aged particularly well.

"The 40,000-ton displacement Indian carrier Vikramaditya—first a Soviet Kiev-class carrier commissioned in 1987 and sold in 2004 — temporarily shut down at sea after a boiler overheated two years ago," Beckhusen recalls, adding that "the 50,000-ton Russian carrier Admiral Kuznetsov goes nowhere without a tug escort in case her engines break down while underway."

The Lianoning's troubles reveal an important tension within China's defense outlook.

China wants to be a major conventional power. No country goes through the trouble of acquiring a half-operable carrier, or developing simultaneous models of stealth jet, if it doesn't have hopes of becoming one of the globe's leading military powers. Simply pursuing these sorts of projects reveals an undeniable depth of commitment towards keeping pace with the US, which has multiple carrier groups in the Pacific at a given time, and has been developing its own advanced fighter, the troubled F-35, for years.

But China's current military advantages are actually asymmetrical. In other words, capabilities meant to quickly and expediently close the gap between China and the US without having to build up China's order of battle to identical level, even if that means breaking some broadly-accepted rules of how states should behave.

So China's military hacks cyber targets throughout the world, and builds weaponry that few other countries would — things like anti-satellite systems, or missiles capable of carrying nearly a dozen nuclear warheads.

The fact that China even has an aircraft carrier is a reminder that Beijing wants to be a conventional power on par with the US. But the Lianoning's recent problems also show China is still far behind the US as a military power — something that might only make its actions less predictable and more worrisome as Beijing progresses towards super-power status."
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Old 31-12-2015, 03:39
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Flight operations aboard aircraft carrier Liaoning
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Old 02-01-2017, 15:24
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Now the PLAN can take "beauty" shots of a carrier battle group, too! Also, one must note; with ever more capable escorts on and below the sea's surface.

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Old 05-01-2017, 13:23
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DFO: There is a peer competitor in the not so far "Far East". Countries bordering the Pacific and Indian Oceans would be well advised to take heed of China's emergence as a significant naval player in both Oceans. They also have intentions of sailing the other oceans as well. We have seen them in the Atlantic and Med in recent years.
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Old 05-01-2017, 18:35
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The PLAN is currently the #2 naval power in the world, and moving up. Their obvious intent to become a blue water force is very obvious; they are rapidly building both the ships and methodology to use them that should cause concern among other Countries.

Their actions are speaking quite loudly already in the SCS.

It will be interesting to see their second carrier, and even more so, #3! DFO
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Old 22-01-2017, 15:07
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Another, recent, view of CV-001A, available on net. One can already see changes on island compared to first unit; supposedly she will have room for more planes, too...........DFO
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Old 26-04-2017, 19:17
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The launch of China's new carrier:

(From USNI News)

China Launches First Domestic Aircraft Carrier

"China has launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier in a ceremony at a northern Chinese shipyard on Wednesday.

The 50,000-ton Type-001A carrier was launched in a flurry of ticker tape and confetti from its dry dock at the Dalian Shipyard just after 9 A.M. local time on Wednesday (9 P.M. EDT, Tuesday)

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Old 26-04-2017, 22:12
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Looks like a modified Soviet ship. Not particularly impressive to the eye. But we shall see through use, if that is a false assumption?
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