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China's first home-made aircraft carrier to complete


10-28-2016 04:03 BJT

China's first home-made aircraft carrier, designed to be a base for fighter jets and helicopters, is now near completion. The aircraft carrier is the first of the Type 001A class, and represents an important step in advancing China's naval power.


China's first locally made aircraft carrier being assembled in a port in Dalian [Photo: weibo.com]

"The aircraft carrier is being built as planned. Most of its major construction and design work has been completed. Its hull has already been assembled in a shipyard. The ship will soon be equipped with aviation, radar and other facilities," said Wu Qian, Chinese Defense Ministry Spokesperson.

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