Friday, September 28, 2012

Liaoning, China's First Aricraft Carrier enters Service

 Chinese President Hu Jintao, chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), endorses  and commission the start if the service of Liaoning at  a naval base in Dalian

Captain, Senior Admiral Zhang Zheng

In 1918, HMS Argus became the world's first carrier capable of launching and landing naval aircraft. After almost 100 years, China, as the world 2nd largest economy eventually has its own
 aircraft carrier. After the US, the U.K. France, Italy, Spain, Russia, India Thailand and Brazil, this Chinese “Liaoning” would be a landmark in China’s Modernization of military arm forces and national defense. The Carrier will escort China’s implementation of its peaceful development strategy and it would pose no threat to other countries. “Liaoning” was officially entered the service on 25 Sep Tuesday. 
Aircraft carriers are generally the largest ships operated by navies. A total of 22 aircraft carriers in active service are maintained by ten navies. Australia, Brazil, France, India, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and the People's Republic of China also operate vessels capable of carrying and operating multiple helicopters.
HK Snob