China’s first homegrown aircraft carrier being assembled in Shanghai

China's First  Aircraft Carrier The Liaoning

China’s First Aircraft Carrier The Liaoning

The following is based on translations from Chinese media:

China’s says in its report yesterday that according to Canada’s Kanwa Defense Review, China has finished the preparations for the construction of, and will soon begin assembling, its homegrown aircraft carrier at Changxing Island Shipyard, Shanghai.

Kanwa’s report has been confirmed by Taiwanese media.

In November, quoted a Russian military industry news website as saying that in early October, the Chinese shipyard at Changxing Island installed radar, an electronic system and weapons on the aircraft carrier it is making.

The ship is scheduled to be launched before 2017 according to China’s plan to produce two China-made 48,000 to 64,000-ton conventional carriers.

In fact, due to secrecy, the precise tonnage of the two aircraft carriers remains unknown. According to speculation, both carriers are conventional, without catapults to assist takeoff.

Source: “Kanwa exposes the assembly of China’s second aircraft carrier in Shanghai: Everything is ready” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)

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