China commissions first home-built aircraft carrier

China commissions first home-built aircraft carrier

Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the commissioning of China’s first entirely home-built aircraft carrier. The Shandong is the second Chinese aircraft carrier to enter service after the first one was originally purchased as a hulk from Ukraine and entirely refurbished. About 5,000 representatives from the naval forces and aircraft carrier construction groups attended the ceremony Tuesday.

Paul C
Paul C 4 months

Ironically it is being used to move shipping containers to the US to subsidize the cost of construction. .

porcus 4 months

China's first aircraft carrier ever was purchased second hand used from Ukraine; China had ALL SORTS of issues with it, and it spent more time being fixed than sailing. This is China's first Chinese-built aircraft carrier; it's nowhere near the size of the US carriers. Probably not as rugged either. And, this is China's first blue water navy in like... ever, I think. China has never been a naval power.

Jason Culligan
Jason Culligan 4 months

Interesting design, with enough points that might put US military planners somewhat at ease. That ski ramp deck is going to limit maximum takeoff weight and operational capacity.

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 4 months

Did they seriously name their aircraft carrier after the Dogmeat General or am I mistaken?

IIZard 4 months

Made in china!

Beisht Kione
Beisht Kione 4 months

Cute little skateboard ramp. Do an ollie!

Seekster 4 months

Aircraft Carriers are meant for power projection. I wonder what China wants to do with their aircraft carriers? 😏

Elva M
Elva M 4 months

Every country is moving up in tech knowledge and the United States ironic the United States why is that the name United We Stand Divided We Fall and that what is happening today

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