China Posts Short Video On Its First Homemade Aircraft Carrier (Update)

Business Insider/SCMP: Video reveals details inside China's first homemade aircraft carrier for the first time

* A report about China's first homemade aircraft carrier shows operators standing on the bridge, technicians at control panels, and the ski-jump flight deck without any aircraft on board.
* The home-grown warship is not expected to join fleet review marking PLA Navy's 70th anniversary on Tuesday.

China's state broadcaster has aired footage of the country's new aircraft carrier, revealing details for the first time of the home-grown warship's interior.

While the new aircraft carrier is not expected to take part in a fleet review marking the PLA Navy's 70th anniversary on Tuesday, a CCTV report has offered a rare glimpse of the vessel in footage taken during its most recent sea trial.

The naval parade will include 32 Chinese warships — including its first and only operational aircraft carrier the Liaoning — and 20 foreign vessels from 10 countries, deputy naval commander Qiu Yanpeng said on Saturday.

The new warship, the Type 001A, is the first Chinese-built aircraft carrier. Its design is based on the Liaoning, an unfinished Soviet Kutznetsov-class vessel Beijing bought from Ukraine in 1998 and retrofitted.

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Update: VIDEO shows China’s 1st home-built aircraft carrier in action during sea trials (RT)

WNU Editor: China is definitely dedicated to building a few carrier strike forces .... Get Ready, U.S. Navy: China Might Soon Be An Aircraft Carrier 'Superpower' (National Interest).

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