1st Aircraft carrier made in China completes maiden sea trial

The first aircraft carrier made in China has completed its first sea trial on Friday, May 18, Chinese media reports. The aircraft carrier, Type 001A, is returning to Dalian Shipyard in northeast China’s Liaoning Province.

“The five-day sea trial, starting from May 13, tested the carrier’s equipment, and has achieved the desired aim,” the report said.

Type 001A is based on the first aircraft carrier of Chinese PLA Navy, the Liaoning, a retrofitted Soviet Navy warship.

Sources: http://eng.chinamil.com.cn/view/2018-05/18/content_8036033.htm; http://eng.chinamil.com.cn/view/2018-05/18/content_8036484_3.htm