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Un officiel de la Marine chinoise confirme pour la 1ère fois la construction d'un 2ème porte-avions au chantier de Dalian

Un officiel de la Marine chinoise confirme pour la 1ère fois la construction d'un 2ème porte-avions au chantier de Dalian | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

China is building its second aircraft carrier to extend its military reach amid deepening maritime tensions with neighboring countries, Various media reported on Monday.

The ship is being built in a shipyard in the northeastern city of Dalian, where the country’s first carrier, the Liaoning was refitted before going into service in 2012. The ship is said to be having a more advanced launch system.

The new ship boasts an upgraded launch catapult, a device used on carriers to quickly accelerate aircraft to take-off velocity, instead of less advanced ski jump ramp utilized by China’s current aircraft carrier.

Ding Haichun the present deputy political commissioner of the PLA Navy said, “After the completion of the ship's construction, it will be turned over to the Navy for training maneuvers” he added.

Wang Min, Party chief of Northeast China’s Liaoning province said that the carrier would be completed in six years’ time, and that China ultimately intended to build four aircraft carriers.

China would need a minimum one to be at sea all times, one to be in maintenance at all times and one to be used for training purposes.

At the same time, Liu Xiaojiang the former political commissioner of the PLA Navy said, “I think if we need carriers, the more the better. The key is how much funding do we have.”

“Government’s industrial and manufacturing agencies are now in charge of the ship's construction,”he added.

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Selon un magazine local, la Chine prévoit de mettre en service son 1er porte-avions construit sur ses chantiers en 2017

Selon un magazine local, la Chine prévoit de mettre en service son 1er porte-avions construit sur ses chantiers en 2017 | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

The first homegrown Chinese aircraft carrier is under construction at Dalian and will enter service by 2017, according to the June 2014 issue of Shipborne Weapons , a Chinese-language magazine detailing various naval weapon developments.

In an article titled 'Prospects for Chinese Carrier Strike Groups', the magazine claims it has official data regarding the follow-on vessels to the People's Liberation Army Navy's (PLAN's) first carrier, Liaoning (CV16). Dr Martin Andrew, a specialist in Chinese military affairs, translated the article for his GI Zhou Newsletter and told IHS Jane's he thought it was a credible source.

The article claims that China plans to field three additional aircraft carriers by 2019.

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