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Chinese Aircraft Carriers: Updates & Discussions

Discussion in 'China & Asia Pacific' started by Hembo, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Anish

    Anish Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    China's 2nd aircraft carrier nears construction phase: report


    China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, docks at a military port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. (Photo/CNS)

    The construction of China's second aircraft carrier appears to be imminent, reports the Global Times, a tabloid under the auspices of the Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily.

    On Saturday, the official microblog of the Changzhou city government in east China's Jiangsu province posted that a local company, Jiangsu Shangshang Cable Group, has won a tender to supply cabling for "China's second aircraft carrier."

    The post was backed up by a report by the Changzhou Evening News on the same day, though both the microblog post and the article were deleted shortly after publication.

    According to the Global Times, Jiangsu Shangshang Cable Group was a supplier of China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, a refitted former Soviet carrier which was commissioned in September 2012.

    In the international arena, most countries usually require three aircraft carriers — one on duty, one for training, and one in maintenance, the Global Times said. In April 2013, Song Xue, the chief of staff of the People's Liberation Army Navy, said that China will eventually have more than just one aircraft carrier, but denied reports that a shipbuilder had already commenced work in Shanghai. In August later that year, Chinese defense ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun concurred that while the Liaoning is China's first aircraft carrier, it certainly won't be the last.

    Modern aircraft carriers require a major long-term investment that involves complex analyses, design, construction and testing, the Global Times said. Chinese military commentary Li Xiaojian told the tabloid that the tender process for a new aircraft carrier will only begin after the overall planning and design process has been completed, suggesting that the recent reports mean China's second aircraft carrier could soon be entering the construction phase.

    It remains unclear whether the new aircraft carrier will be conventionally or nuclear powered, though according to the Voice of Russia, China intends to have two conventionally-powered aircraft carriers to accumulate the necessary experience to boost the PLA Navy's offshore attack capabilities.

    China's 2nd aircraft carrier nears construction phase: report|Politics|News|WantChinaTimes.com
     
  2. oikare

    oikare Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Under build's now is big one air craft carrier. First page.
     
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    Another closer look:

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    Chinese aircraft carriers and gang bang by salvo of 6-8 Brahmos missiles. A match made in "HEAVEN".:devil::devil::devil:
     
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    Brahmos is indeed very good missile.
     
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    Ripcord322 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    It seems by the time we have IAC-2 in service (if ever !)....The Chinese will have accumulated a fleet of 6-8 (maybe !?) proper new and operating carriers.... Moreover loaded with their own indigenized modern and latest.... Missiles..Sensors..Computers..And most importantly warplanes....

    Despite the J-15s Being improvised copies of the Sukhois....They still are indigenous to them...


    It seems they just won't be taking any $h!T form the States in the not too distant future....
     
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    Got to give to the Chinese, they have perfected the art of manufacturing. Hats off.
     
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    I don't think 6-8 is impossible for China. I feel that the maximum number would be 4 under the condition everything works perfectly well.
     
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    Btw, J15 looks like way too big. E.g. following photos:

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    RMLOVER 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    In 10 years time, the Chinese Communist government will not exist in stead of a free democratic Chinese government.

    By that time, there wont be so many AC.
     
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    http://mil.news.sina.com.cn/jssd/2017-04-04/doc-ifycwyns4657427.shtml

    China's Navy General Hospital developed a "carrier-based aircraft acceleration and deceleration test training system", In the training of carrier-based aircraft pilots, in addition to the ship training, but also through a lot of ground simulation training to help pilots overcome physical and psychological barriers。This simulator allows pilots to prepare for the physical and psychological challenges.
     
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    Latest photos :

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    Chief designer of Aircraft Carrier Liaoning: Yingfu Zhu
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    In 2011, he was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, he is also the chief designer of destroyer 052B and 052C.


    He was giving speech to the students of University of Electronic Science and Technology

    http://news.sina.com.cn/c/nd/2017-04-06/doc-ifyecfnu7523193.shtml

    The following is the translation of some part of his speech:

    In 2003, the Varyag was arrived in Dalian, it is almost an empty hull and some old engines . "we just do not know how to do, because we never touched the aircraft carrier design before , nor any drawings reference." "Zhu Yingfu said, there was a rumor that the Varyag coming to China with a few truck of design drawings, but in fact there is none. It was reported that the previous Varyag was completed 60% to 70%, which should be true, but the ship staying in Ukraine for a long time,and a lot of equipment demolished later . In fact, we had to rebuilt it again. Our country has also tried to contact Varyag's design side to provide some help, but was rejected by the other side. And we had also invited Ukrainian shipyard experts to help, but they can provide very few help by that time . " Varyag for us is just a like a empty house, we had to complete it by ourselves according to our needs.

    Since the former Soviet Union design ideas and concepts of aircraft carrier is completely different with the United States , more emphasis on the overall capacity of a single ship, and even the layout of the anti-ship missile position, which does not meet the needs of our navy, " and our idea for the operations of Aircraft carrier is more closer to the American ideas. "Zhu Yingfu said.

    Zhu Yingfu said the second domestic aircraft carrier will soon be launched. Through the construction of Liaoning ship, China has accumulated a lot of experience in building aircraft carriers, not only the establishment of a complete design and construction system, but also cultivate a group of professionals, so the second aircraft carrier construction progress faster than Liaoning ship.


    Zhu Yingfu said that many current photos of the second aircraft carrier had been made public , and the shape and outline of the second aircraft carrier seems very similar to the Liaoning ship, but in fact, there is a big upgrade. First, the hull interior design is more optimized and abandoned some of the design ideas of the former Soviet Union, while the ship-based electronic equipment also completely new. Chinese second aircraft carrier have improved in the ship adaptability, electromagnetic compatibility, ship safety and combat capability.
     
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    China Reveals How Many Fighter Jets the New Aircraft Carrier Can Dock
    (Source: Sputnik News; posted April 6, 2017)

    Chinese media has revealed that the new Chinese aircraft carrier will be able to dock 36 Jian-15 fighters [J-15].

    According to Chinese news portal Sina, “At the moment, the aircraft carrier being prepared for launch is optimized in terms of load which compared to the Liaoning aircraft carrier can reach from 28 to 36 units of J-15 fighters.”

    Currently, the Chinese Navy arsenal consists of the Liaoning aircraft carrier, created on the basis of the Soviet cruiser Varyag. Liaoning can base 24 J-15 fighters.

    Earlier, Chinese media reported that the new aircraft carrier could be launched in late April 2017. According to some experts, the likely date is April 23 which is the anniversary date of the founding of the PLA Navy.

    The official representative of the Defense Ministry of the People's Republic of China, Wu Qian, said that the aircraft carrier, whose construction the country is conducting independently, is in its final stage.

    However, he did not confirm the statements made by the Chinese media regarding the exact launch date of the aircraft carrier.

    Liaoning is a Type 001 class vessel. The first carrier was rebuilt out of the Soviet aircraft cruiser Varyag in early 2000s, with the first sea trial taking place in 2011. In September 2012, Liaoning was commissioned into the PLA Navy.

    In late December 2015, the Chinese Defense Ministry announced plans to construct a new Liaoning aircraft carrier built by China itself.
     

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