China’s new aircraft carrier is 315 meters long and 75 meters wide, and its deck is as large as 3 football fields.
The Chinese Navy and China Shipbuilding is now carrying out system debugging and fitting its first domestically-produced aircraft carrier in Dalian, northeastern China’s Liaoning province, Chinese TV stations reported Saturday, according to a report in People’s Daily.
The new aircraft carrier, designated Type 001A has a similar displacement to its predecessor the Liaoning, with thousands of cabins inside of its body, the report said.
After three years of research and development, the country finally succeeded in making a special kind of steel that is needed for the manufacturing of the aircraft carrier. It is so strong that an aircraft landing on it will not scratch it.
In addition to the qualified materials, China has trained 2,400 professional welders who work 24 hour shifts in the narrow cabins to produce the ship.
The bridge of aircraft carrier, where the command tower, flight control office, operations room, and radars are located is said to be smaller than that of the first aircraft carrier the Liaoning, the new one is smaller. The smaller size not only provides a clearer layout, but also provides more space for aircraft aboard the ship.
Previous reports said that the carrier had been equipped with a radar mast and that the sea-trails would be conducted ahead of schedule.
Russia Unveils Long Endurance Drone
China to Debut Black Hawk Competitor, Z-20 Helicopter in October Event
BAE Systems’ Robotic Ops Center to Automate Repetitive National Security Tasks
Latrine Cover Is The First 3D Printed Aircraft Part Authorised For Use
Elbit Systems Pitches For Lockheed Martin F-21 Jet Project in India
India's First Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile Ready
Russian AF to Receive Upgrade Su-30SM Jet with Engine from Su-35 Fighter...
Turkish Air Force Seeks Su-35 after F-35 Deal Collapse
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...
Russian state-run Almaz-Antey has released additional data on its latest export-version of Buk-M3 Viking air defense missile system (ADMS)
The MiG-29, one of Russias most exported military jet has been upgraded in India that expands its capabilities from an...
Russian fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) Su-57 will for the first time perform flights during the ARMY 2018 event near...