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China Lands Fighter Jet on Aircraft Carrier for First Time

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say the country’s navy has successfully landed a fighter jet on an aircraft carrier for the first time, in the latest sign of China’s growing military and economic power. In reports published Sunday, state-run news agencies said the navy landed several Chinese-made J-15 jets on the carrier Liaoning in the past week. […]

China Lands Jet on Aircraft Carrier for First Time

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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China’s official news agency says the People’s Liberation Army’s navy has successfully landed a fighter jet on its new aircraft carrier for the first time. The Xinhua news agency said Sunday that the landing exercise marked the debut of the carrier-based J-15 fighter jet, developed in China. China purchased the former Soviet navy’s unfinished carrier […]

Chinese Aircraft Carrier to Begin Official Duty Soon

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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A high-ranking Chinese navy officer says the country’s first aircraft carrier will officially be placed into service later this year. The China Daily newspaper quotes Deputy Commander Xu Hongmeng on Tuesday saying the military “has a plan” to put the Soviet-built vessel into active duty, but did not go into details. China bought the vessel […]

US Navy’s First Nuclear-Powered Carrier Begins Final Deployment

Posted March 12th, 2012 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier has departed on its final deployment. The USS Enterprise left Sunday from a Naval station in Virginia. The Navy says the ship is scheduled for a routine deployment to the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, focusing on maritime security and efforts to maintain regional stability. Originally built at […]

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China: Aircraft Carrier Sea Trials Successful

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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China says its first aircraft carrier achieved its “anticipated objectives” during recent sea trials, as the Philippines and Vietnam seek to counter Beijing’s growing naval influence in the western Pacific with military acquisitions of their own. The official Xinhua news agency quoted China’s defense ministry Wednesday as saying the ship is back in port and […]

China’s Aircraft Carrier Could Begin Sea Trials in August

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say a retrofitted aircraft carrier bought from Ukraine could begin sea trials in August, after postponing the original date from July 1. Though the vessel is seen as a symbol of China’s efforts to increase its naval power, the China Daily newspaper reported Tuesday that the warship is being readied for use […]

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