China Has Finished the Hull of Its First Homegrown Aircraft Carrier


Radar being installed on finished hull of China's first homegrown aircraft carrier. Mil.huanqiu.com photo

Radar being installed on finished hull of China’s first homegrown aircraft carrier. Mil.huanqiu.com photo

In its report titled “China finishes hull of first domestically built aircraft carrier” on October 28, SCMP says, “China has completed assembly of its first domestically made aircraft carrier and design work on the vessel was finished, the defence ministry said on Thursday. Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said workers were also installing equipment on the carrier, without giving further details.”

Wu meant that while building the hull, workers were installing equipment in the hull. If so, it will take less time to finish the entire aircraft carrier.

Comment by Chan Kai Yee on SCMP’s report, full text of which can be found at http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2040712/china-finishes-hull-first-domestically-built-aircraft

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One Comment on “China Has Finished the Hull of Its First Homegrown Aircraft Carrier”

  1. First Island Chain says:

    How many carriers does the PLAN expect to field?

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