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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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US Aircraft Carrier Enters Persian Gulf Without Incident

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. aircraft carrier has sailed through the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian Gulf, a month after Iran warned the United States not to send carriers to that strategic waterway. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet says the USS Abraham Lincoln entered the Gulf Sunday without incident for what she calls a […]

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Chinese Aircraft Carrier on 2nd Sea Trials

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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China’s first aircraft carrier has returned to the sea for its second set of trials, amid heightened concerns about the country’s maritime claims. The defense ministry said the carrier left port Tuesday to conduct research experiments. China bought the former Soviet vessel from Ukraine in 1998, and the refitted ship completed a first set of […]

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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 First Carrier Completes Initial Sea Trials

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese news media say the country’s first aircraft carrier has returned to the northeastern port of Dalian after completing its initial sea trials. The Shanghai Daily reports that the carrier was towed back into the shipyard Sunday morning amid firecracker blasts and cheers. The report says that some navy personnel were seen walking on the […]

China’s First Carrier Completes Initial Sea Trials

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese news media say the country’s first aircraft carrier has returned to the northeastern port of Dalian after completing its initial sea trials. The Shanghai Daily reports that the carrier was towed back into the shipyard Sunday morning amid firecracker blasts and cheers. The report says that some navy personnel were seen walking on the […]

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US Aircraft Carrier Visits Vietnam

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington arrived in international waters off the coast of southern Vietnam Saturday. The U.S. Embassy in Vietnam invited representatives from a number of Vietnamese agencies to visit the vessel. The delegation flew out to the vessel and were given a tour of the 333-meter-long Nimitz-class carrier. It is the second […]

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