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Aircraft carrier Type 001A "Shandong" again did not get on the list of ships of the Chinese Navy for a long voyage

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Aircraft carrier Type 001A "Shandong" again did not get on the list of ships of the Chinese Navy for a long voyage

From China, reports have come that a group of warships and auxiliary vessels of the PLA Navy went on a long voyage. We are talking about the sea passage of Chinese ships to the Gulf of Aden.


The naval battle group left Zhoushan military base, where the Yanshan deep sea port is located.

Initially, material appeared in Chinese blogs complaining that the latest Shandong aircraft carrier Type001A, Shandong, was not included in the list of ships for long voyages. And which ships entered?

According to the latest information, we are talking about the Jinzhou missile frigate, the Chaohu integrated supply ship, and also about one of the 052 type destroyers for providing zone air defense.



In China, it was expected that the mentioned Shandong will take part in this campaign, which will take place including in the waters of the Indian Ocean. But the ship on a long voyage, and this time was not sent.

The first aircraft carrier built in China continues to remain in the waters of the Dalian city shipyard.

The military command of the PRC reports that the ships are going to patrol the waters in the region of the African state of Somalia. The mission itself is designated as anti-piracy. It would be strange if, for the implementation of the anti-piracy mission, the PLA Navy would send an aircraft carrier strike group led by "Shandong" ... AUG against inflatable boats? .. which, incidentally, according to the testimony of merchant sailors fleet, in the waters of the Gulf of Aden has become significantly less in the last few weeks ...

Earlier, warships in China and escort vessels patrolling the waters of the Gulf of Aden were not limited. They went to the naval base of the PRC, located in the state of Djibouti. This is the very base that "haunts" the Pentagon. The state of Djibouti in terms of providing territory for foreign military bases can be considered unique. On the territory of this African country, which has an advantageous geographical position, both the base of the Navy of China and the base of the United States are located.

If we return to the topic of finding the Shandong aircraft carrier at the berth in Dalian, this long stay there after the commissioning of the Chinese Navy raises many questions inside the country. One of the questions: what is its "inaction" connected with. One of the assumptions is due to the fact that Type001A still has not solved the problems with the wing. Previously, he was tested for the use of carrier-based J-15 fighters (the basic version for these Chinese fighters is the Su-33 aircraft), but so far the formation of a full-fledged wing for Shandong has not been completed.
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  1. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD April 28 2020 14: 51 New
    +2
    So it’s too early for him on a long trip
    1. Nasrat
      Nasrat April 28 2020 14: 59 New
      +2
      Without an air wing, he’s going on a hike - to make the fish laugh
      For how many years everyone has been sawing the SU-33 - and no matter how they saw it ... Our Kuzya even went to Syria, poorly poor work was carried out from him ...
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD April 28 2020 15: 11 New
        +4
        Quote: Nasr
        How old is everyone sawing the SU-33 - and not how

        Let them have carrier-based aviation, do not go to a fortuneteller. Otherwise, the Aviks would not build at that speed. I personally have zero doubts about this. In my opinion, it is not the lack of a full-fledged winged wing that hinders the first long voyage (they would scrape together one aircraft carrier, because they took off tests by landing), and the remaining technical problems were with the ship itself, otherwise it would not be at the shipyard, but on a specially prepared naval base for it
      2. Sergey S.
        Sergey S. April 28 2020 15: 19 New
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        Quote: Nasr
        NasRat (Yevlampy Spiridonovich) Today, 14:59 New

        0
        Without an air wing, he’s going on a hike - to make the fish laugh
        For how many years everyone has been sawing the SU-33 - and no matter how they saw it ... Our Kuzya even went to Syria, poorly poor work was carried out from him ...

        ....
        It was a business ...
        And now, well, is it funny to fish ???
  2. Teberii
    Teberii April 28 2020 14: 52 New
    +4
    Copying has come to a standstill, we have to take our cars.
  3. FIR FIR
    FIR FIR April 28 2020 15: 02 New
    +4
    Building a housing is one thing. To make a corps a real combat unit is quite another.
  4. knn54
    knn54 April 28 2020 15: 06 New
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    Practically the first aircraft carrier. A new ship for the PRC Navy. It's not enough for the crew to "master" the ship, eliminate the shortcomings.
  5. Sergey S.
    Sergey S. April 28 2020 15: 18 New
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    Is this news?
    The words of journalists and the affairs of admirals are different worlds.
  6. Chever
    Chever April 28 2020 15: 42 New
    -1
    What is the meaning of this "very important" information?
    1. strelokmira
      strelokmira April 28 2020 16: 42 New
      -3
      Amusement
  7. V.I.P.
    V.I.P. April 28 2020 17: 05 New
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    They seem to want to put J-31 on aircraft carriers. Perhaps make infrastructure for them. What would roll out like amerikos ship with stealth aircraft)
  8. APASUS
    APASUS April 28 2020 18: 23 New
    0
    The problem of engine power issued for takeoff is not solved. But from here the lack of an air wing and the aircraft carrier in general.