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China tests carrier of its own design

China tests carrier of its own design

China's first domestically-built aircraft carrier set out from a dock of Dalian Shipyard, northeast China's Liaoning Province, for sea trials Sunday morning.

China's sole operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, is a repurposed Soviet ship bought from Ukraine that went into service in 2012.

The new ship will be the second aircraft carrier in the expanding Chinese Navy. Besides India, the US, Russia, the UK, France, Italy, Thailand and China operate a total of 18 aircraft carriers.

According to state owned media Xinhuanet, construction began in April of past year, to make it ready for for its trial mission at sea, equipment debugging, outfitting and mooring tests were completed.

The vessel - temporarily named Type 001A - was sent out for sea trials at 7am today as President Xi Jinping pushes ahead with modernisation in the country's Navy.

Some reports said China is also planning to build a nuclear aircraft carrier.

The new carrier is based on the former Soviet Union's Kuznetsov class design, with a ski jump-style deck for taking off and a conventional oil-fueled steam turbine power plant. The Type 001A, however, was built from scratch in China.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

By comparison, the Liaoning is thought to now carry around 30 warplanes, including fixed wing aircraft and helicopters.

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Cui Yiliang, editor-in-chief of Modern Ships magazine, said the new carrier's sea trials will be like those of the Liao-ning, and the total time needed for the trials may be slightly shorter than the Liao-ning's because Navy personnel have had experience obtained through the Liao-ning's operations.

And the US Navy's newest warship - the USS Gerald R Ford - has been blighted by glitches despite it being the world's most expensive at $13 billion.

The ship is China's latest attempt to assert its military might and follows a surge of investment from 2010 to 2017, when the Navy's ship complement increased from 210 to 320.

Although China is far from catching up with the USA, its military budget this year rose by eight per cent as the military pushes for modernisation.

By comparison, the active U.S. fleet now sits at approximately 272 ships, he said.

The country has used its naval fleet to stake claim to virtually the entire South China Sea and to range farther into the Pacific and Indian oceans.

Video footage aired by CCTV revealed the enforcing ship accompanied by a number of smaller sized military craft leaving a wharf and going out to sea under grey skies.

Still, the main focus of the PLA Navy in the near future is expected to be dominating the waters around the Chinese mainland, including the South China Sea.

Last week, USA intelligence assessed that there is a high probability the Chinese military had deployed anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles to three artificial islands there during recent military drills.

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