China launches first domestically-built aircraft carrier Type 001A

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/4/26 9:40:40

China launched its second aircraft carrier Wednesday morning in Northeast China's Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province on Wednesday. Photo: Ma Jun


China's first domestically-built aircraft carrier Type 001A has been launched successfully at the Northeastern Chinese port of Dalian at 9:20 am Wednesday morning.

Six tugboats are now pulling the carrier out from the shipyard.

China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was purchased from Ukraine and refitted at the same shipyard. Construction of the second, developed using Chinese technology, began in 2013.

Sunday was the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy. Some military enthusiasts thought the carrier would be launched during the anniversary, and came to Dalian to witness the ceremony. It didn't happen as they had expected.

China launched its second aircraft carrier Wednesday morning in Northeast China's Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province on Wednesday. Photo: Cui Meng/GT 

China launched its second aircraft carrier Wednesday morning in Northeast China's Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province on Wednesday. Photo: Cui Meng/GT 

China launched its second aircraft carrier Wednesday morning in Northeast China's Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province on Wednesday. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

China launched its second aircraft carrier Wednesday morning in Northeast China's Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province on Wednesday. Photo: Cui Meng/GT  

China launched its second aircraft carrier Wednesday morning in Northeast China's Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province on Wednesday. Photo: Ma Jun/GT 

China launched its second aircraft carrier Wednesday morning in Northeast China's Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province on Wednesday. Photo: Ma Jun/GT

China launched its second aircraft carrier Wednesday morning in Northeast China's Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province on Wednesday. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

China launched its second aircraft carrier Wednesday morning in Northeast China's Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province on Wednesday. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

China's first domestically-built aircraft carrier Type 001A has been launched successfully at the Northeastern Chinese port of Dalian at 9:20 am Wednesday morning. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

China's first domestically-built aircraft carrier Type 001A has been launched successfully at the Northeastern Chinese port of Dalian at 9:20 am Wednesday morning. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

China's first domestically-built aircraft carrier Type 001A has been launched successfully at the Northeastern Chinese port of Dalian at 9:20 am Wednesday morning. Photo: Ma Jun

China's first domestically-built aircraft carrier Type 001A has been launched successfully at the Northeastern Chinese port of Dalian at 9:20 am Wednesday morning. Photo: Guo Yuandan



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