BEIJING, may 13 — RIA Novosti. The first Chinese aircraft carrier of its own production went to the swimming test, according to China Central television.
It is noted that the carrier left its homeport at 07.00 local time and began its test voyage.
Second Chinese aircraft carrier Type 001A, which was the first own production, was launched in April 2017. It was built in 2013. The length of the carrier 315 m, width 75 m, weight — 70 thousand tons, cruising speed 31 knot. Chinese media reported that on Board can be 36 fighters “Jian-15” (J-15).
China’s first aircraft carrier “Liaoning” was based on purchased from Ukraine in 1998 unfinished Soviet cruiser “Varyag”. Work on its transformation into an aircraft carrier began at a shipyard in the Chinese Dalian in 2005. The first sea trials, “Liaoning” passed in 2011. In the Chinese Navy he entered in September 2012 and in November 2012 it was announced about the successful test landing of a fighter “Jian-15” on the deck of an aircraft carrier.