Russia said the first time that China’s first aircraft carrier program launched in 2015
China the future aircraft carrier battle group 3D renderings
According to the Russian world arms trade center site on 21 December reported that the Chinese government confirmed its first aircraft carrier development programs.
according to China’s State Oceanic Administration released a report, China’s leaders decided in 2009 to build the first aircraft carriers to support the plan. Earlier, the Chinese government and the military has refused to disclose any information their aircraft carrier program.
Some Chinese sources said, China will be completed in 2015, the first conventionally-powered aircraft carrier ship (displacement of 5-6 million tons) of construction work, and the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is expected in 2020 in the water. It is reported that at least six major military enterprises and research institutes involved in the carrier program.
At the same time, China also actively purchased from the Ukraine, former Soviet Union, “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier be modified. According to the current schedule, the ship is expected to join the Chinese navy in 2012, and was used to train aircraft carrier pilots and test equipment and weapons systems.
Chinese military is actively promoting domestic carrier-based fighter aircraft program. At present, China is training about 50 carrier-based fighter pilot.
In addition, China will Xingcheng in Liaoning Province and Xi’an in Shaanxi Province of building carrier-based aircraft landing training facilities. There is evidence that, in Wuhan, Hubei Province, also built an experimental radar used to complete the physical carrier model.
military experts pointed out that China’s aircraft carrier will be deployed at the naval base in Sanya, Hainan.
Earlier reports said China plans to set up in 2020, two aircraft carrier battle groups in the future will deploy at least four aircraft carrier battle groups, were stationed in the South China Sea and East China Sea region.
sources said the aircraft carrier construction and equipment plans in April 2009 at the enlarged session of the Political Bureau of Communist Party of China adopted.
But neighbors fear will lead to unrest, Chinese leaders did not initially announced plans to begin construction of aircraft carriers, but the military insisted that representatives of the relevant information should be released. Through a partnership relationship with the military to the State Oceanic Administration released the news is probably more appropriate choice. (Compass)