China’s Homegrown Aircraft Carrier Begins Third Sea Trial


Mil.huanqiu.com says in its report “Homegrown aircraft carrier begins its third sea trial! Bringing with it a special warship” today that Hong Kong’s takungpao.com says on October 28 that China’s first homegrown aircraft carrier set out for its third sea trial in the morning of that day. China’s national flag and a “Being Tested” flag have been raised on the ship.

According to some photos on the internet, the carrier is accompanied for the first time by Chinese navy’s logistics support ship No. 89.

The report says in addition that according to Taiwan’s CTnews, the photo of the site shows the carrier has installed arrest cables and whip-shaped antenna and there are models of various carrier-borne aircrafts on the ship’s flight deck.

The ship conducted its first sea trial for 5 days from May 13 and second for 10 days from August 26. CTnews expects that the third trial will also take 10 days.

Source: mil.huanqiu.com ““Homegrown aircraft carrier begins its third sea trial! Bringing with it a special warship” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese).

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