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The Chinese aircraft carrier will spend the rest of the year 2014 in the dock

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After nearly two years of frequent sailing for the purpose of training and testing, the first Chinese aircraft carrier (“Liaoning”) was docked for further maintenance and modernization for a period of at least several months. All previous time spent at sea, apparently, revealed a long list of things that need repair, replaced and upgraded. So, the aircraft carrier was in the dock.




The Liaoning completed sea trials on January 1, returning to base accompanied by escort ships after spending 37 days at sea. This happened after 16 months of putting Liaoning into operation (adoption by the Navy fleet) in September 2012. Then China announced that additional sea trials would be carried out before the Liaoning was fully prepared for regular service. Before being adopted, Liaoning spent more than a year in commissioning prior to sea trials. During this time, Liaoning went to sea more than ten times. The longest exit lasted two weeks. All these events were organized mainly for one purpose - to make sure that the ship worked without fail at sea. After being adopted, Liaoning carried out additional monthly tests and prepared for the first flight of carrier-based fighter aircraft, carried out at the end of 2012.



In 2011, China announced that Liaoning would primarily serve as a training aircraft carrier. The Chinese, apparently, are planning to deploy up to 24-x jet fighters and 26-and helicopters. In addition, the aircraft carrier will also be used to train Chinese officers and sailors to act as part of an aircraft carrier task force, similar to those that have existed for over 80 years with the Americans and some other Western naval forces. This led to the formation of the first Chinese aircraft carrier task force at the end of 2013. As you know, an aircraft carrier needs escort ships. For Liaonin, the escort group consists of two destroyers Type 051C and two frigates Type 54A and one supply vessel. This structure is reminiscent of the long-used structure in the United States, which currently consists of 3-4 destroyers, 1-2 frigate, NPS and supply vessel. The Chinese nuclear submarines are very small and not very reliable, and that is why China probably did not use them as part of an aircraft carrier tracking group.
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  1. Roman1970
    Roman1970 April 30 2014 08: 34
    -18%
    Here are the Chinese well done! Such ships are being built! Most importantly, they do not shout about it anywhere, and then again, and here it is!
    1. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB April 30 2014 08: 39
      +25
      Quote: Roman1970
      Here are the Chinese well done! Such ships are being built! Most importantly, they do not shout about it anywhere, and then again, and here it is!

      Actually, this is our aircraft carrier ... "Varyag" was called ...
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      2. Roman1970
        Roman1970 April 30 2014 09: 01
        -8
        I didn’t know about it! Must read! And when did our begin to build it? belay
        1. urzul
          urzul April 30 2014 10: 13
          +2
          laid on December 6 1985 of the Black Sea Shipbuilding Plant in Nikolaev (Ukraine),
          After the collapse of the USSR in 95, it was sold for a penny ($ 20 million) to China, supposedly as a floating casino, and subsequently was completed in the Middle Kingdom.
          And as if everyone has known about IT for a long time, I don’t shout about it (it’s enough that they spent the 16 months of the Bosphorus due to the fact that Turkey did not miss)
      3. Roman1970
        Roman1970 April 30 2014 10: 14
        +2
        In 1993, under an agreement between Ukraine and Russia, the Varyag warship was transferred to Ukraine. It is excluded from the lists of the fleet on June 30, 1993 and transferred to the ownership of the Black Sea Shipbuilding Plant in the city of Nikolaev. Sold by Ukraine for scrapping one company from China.

        I already realized that I was wrong ... But look, the ship was sold for scrapping, and the cunning Chinese modernized it and practically put it into operation .... It's a pity that this system is not on our side ... Although, we are do we want to be friends with the Chinese against the United States? laughing
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      5. Validator
        Validator April 30 2014 11: 02
        +2
        Secret dock deep in China
        1. Zlodeey
          Zlodeey April 30 2014 13: 46
          0
          How did he end up in the steppes? belay
    2. inkass_98
      inkass_98 April 30 2014 08: 46
      +2
      Quote: Roman1970
      Most importantly, they do not shout about it anywhere, and then again, and here it is!

      And why shout something, they bought from the independents, but completed it (not without our help). Or do you think that heavenly illumination came to them by itself?
    3. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich April 30 2014 09: 01
      +7
      Quote: Roman1970
      Here are the Chinese well done! Such ships are being built! Most importantly, they do not shout about it anywhere, and then again, and here it is!

      You probably too: do not follow the events, and then again! and here it is! laughing
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      2. Roman1970
        Roman1970 April 30 2014 09: 16
        +7
        Already read, here I am the brake! laughing
  2. Nayhas
    Nayhas April 30 2014 08: 34
    0
    A sailor in boots is something ... Really?
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets April 30 2014 08: 35
      +7
      Quote: Nayhas
      A sailor in boots is something ... Really?

      So is the water all around, like without rubber boots then?
      1. inkass_98
        inkass_98 April 30 2014 08: 48
        +2
        Quote: Vladimirets
        how without rubber boots then?

        Yes, and all our traditions are nafig: "two years in boots is better than three years in boots" laughing . The Chinese have nothing sacred.
      2. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich April 30 2014 09: 03
        +4
        So is the water all around, like without rubber boots then? laughing - it is wonderful! I swear to God! (Professor Preobrazhensky - "heart of a dog" good +
  3. Same lech
    Same lech April 30 2014 08: 34
    +2
    A lot of money is needed for its maintenance and escort escorts with unclear goals of REAL application for CHINA (except for demonstrating the Chinese flag in the ocean)
    1. ar-ren
      ar-ren April 30 2014 08: 55
      +1
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      A lot of money is needed for its maintenance and escort escorts with unclear goals of REAL application for CHINA (except for demonstrating the Chinese flag in the ocean)


      Do you doubt the mind of the rulers of China? In vain!
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    3. Roman1970
      Roman1970 April 30 2014 09: 21
      0
      I think that the Chinese have counted their plans for many years to come ... It’s just that they wouldn’t buy an aircraft carrier ...
    4. Professor
      April 30 2014 09: 49
      0
      Quote: The same Lech
      A lot of money is needed for its maintenance and escort escorts with unclear goals of REAL application for CHINA (except for demonstrating the Chinese flag in the ocean)

      China does not suffer from a lack of money, the first economy in the world. In general, as a permanent member of the Security Council of China, an aircraft carrier is simply necessary as a status symbol. fellow
  4. Andrey SPB
    Andrey SPB April 30 2014 08: 44
    0
    I think since China and Russia became friends, you can help them with submarines. Already in OUR CRIMEA there is an opportunity to build submarines for China in a short time, and we will help the Crimean economy at the same time !!!!!!!!
    1. mamont5
      mamont5 April 30 2014 08: 46
      +3
      Quote: Andrey SPB
      I think since China and Russia became friends, you can help them with submarines. Already in OUR CRIMEA there is an opportunity to build submarines for China in a short time, and we will help the Crimean economy at the same time !!!!!!!!


      We will help. Only first you need to supply your fleet to the fullest.
    2. ar-ren
      ar-ren April 30 2014 08: 55
      -2
      Quote: Andrey SPB
      I think as China and Russia became friends


      There is no friendship between China and Russia! Friends do not capture the islands by force of arms.
    3. Wanderer H7
      Wanderer H7 April 30 2014 09: 09
      +4
      Yeah, or even better to give them all their weapons, especially the newest ones (((... Blitz made friends .... Everything must be done extremely carefully, all the more to be friends with China !!! There is no "friendship" in politics and geopolitics !! ! There is only temporary cooperation.
    4. Professor
      April 30 2014 09: 51
      +2
      Quote: Andrey SPB
      Already in OUR CRIMEA there is an opportunity to build submarines for China in a short time

      In Crimea, submarines, in the steppes of the Kherson region, an aircraft carrier ... What other crazy idea would you suggest? fool
      1. sv68
        sv68 April 30 2014 12: 05
        +1
        Professor I propose to build a cosmodrome in Kiev wassat
    5. starpom
      starpom April 30 2014 10: 37
      +5
      Quote: Andrey SPB
      Already in OUR CRIMEA there is an opportunity to build submarines for China in a short time

      Boats have never been built in Crimea, only ship repair
  5. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov April 30 2014 08: 49
    +1
    The captain of the aircraft carrier straight Schumacher (what a sharp turn makes in the photo)))))
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich April 30 2014 09: 06
      +3
      Quote: MIKHAN
      The captain of the aircraft carrier straight Schumacher (what a sharp turn makes in the photo)))))
      he lost the screw Vital! here and skidded ... not in vain in the dock! laughing
  6. Good cat
    Good cat April 30 2014 08: 49
    +3
    Already a toad strangles for his aircraft carrier in a foreign service. Thanks to the fight, or to whom of them ...
    1. gandalf
      gandalf April 30 2014 09: 04
      +1
      It’s a pity, of course, that he’s not serving at home.

      But even in a foreign land, our ship also serves the Motherland.
      It distracts a lot of intelligence forces, etc. potential adversary.
  7. Manager
    Manager April 30 2014 08: 57
    +1
    In the photo on the sides of the oars or what? laughing
  8. Roman1970
    Roman1970 April 30 2014 09: 07
    +3
    The heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser (TAVKR) of project 1143.5 was laid down in 1985 under the name Riga, 20 minutes after launching it was renamed Varyag on June 19, 1990. In 1992, when the heavy cruiser was under construction afloat, with a degree of technical readiness of about 70%, construction was discontinued.

    In 1993, under an agreement between Ukraine and Russia, the Varyag warship was transferred to Ukraine. It is excluded from the lists of the fleet on June 30, 1993 and transferred to the ownership of the Black Sea Shipbuilding Plant in the city of Nikolaev. Sold by Ukraine for scrapping one company from China. Nearly 1,5 years stood at the entrance to the Bosphorus due to Turkey's refusal to let a warship pass through the strait. Passed through the Bosphorus only in November 2001, after which he was almost abandoned in the Aegean Sea due to the breakage of tugboats during a storm.

    Damn ... I discovered a lot of new things!
    1. AK-47
      AK-47 April 30 2014 10: 10
      +3
      Quote: Roman1970
      Damn ... I discovered a lot of new things!

      It's too late, but how much remains to be done.
  9. Wanderer H7
    Wanderer H7 April 30 2014 09: 12
    +2
    Quote: Manager
    In the photo on the sides of the oars or what? laughing

    Not! These are sharp peaks against boarding! lol
  10. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 April 30 2014 09: 18
    +3
    Repair ... modernization ... this is the normal use of weapons
  11. jekasimf
    jekasimf April 30 2014 09: 44
    0
    It is strange to see sailors in boots. Moreover, in full dress.
  12. KOSMOS
    KOSMOS April 30 2014 09: 59
    +2
    Quote: jekasimf
    It is strange to see sailors in boots. Moreover, in full dress.

    Almost sure this is not a crew. Most likely a company of honor guard. All painfully the same!
    1. AK-47
      AK-47 April 30 2014 10: 13
      +2
      Quote: KOSMOS
      All painfully the same!

      Yes, they all look alike.
  13. tnship2
    tnship2 April 30 2014 10: 00
    0
    And on one photo sticks stick out unknown. Are these the oars of an aircraft carrier?
    1. Fornit
      Fornit April 30 2014 11: 47
      +2
      Quote: tnship2
      And on one photo sticks stick out unknown. Are these the oars of an aircraft carrier?

      1. In fact, these are pin antennas that are blocked up (hydraulically) ...

      2. To everyone else: in all the sailing fleets of the world, sailors initially wore boots, and officers wore boots. Boots on ships appeared not so long ago - 100 years ago, or even less ...
      But the fact that the photo of the PC in chrome (overland) boots is impressive!
  14. K-36
    K-36 April 30 2014 10: 05
    +3
    [quote = Roman1970] [quote]
    Damn ... I discovered a lot of new things! [/ Quote]
    I'll tell you even more, young man. You saw how easily and quickly you were besieged by knowledgeable people in response to your admiration for the construction of a Chinese aircraft carrier?
    Do you catch the difference between yourself and them? They have knowledge on the merits of the topic, but you do not! I will say more, you will always be poked in response to idle po (n) sts. Trust a reserve officer with 28 years of service: in order to talk about a topic, you need to be in this topic yourself! (that is, to have knowledge, and even better - practical). Otherwise, you will inevitably be included in the list of "idiots". It may sound harsh, but it's true. So make conclusions if you really want to be properly respected in dialogues. Good luck! wink
    1. teron
      teron April 30 2014 12: 32
      +1
      In principle, I agree, one "BUT". Here a person went to the forum, unsubscribed incorrectly, unknowingly, learned a lot for himself. And older and experienced comrades should not kick such people, not poke their noses, like blind kittens, but instruct them on the true path by word and reference. That's why the forum is. And then the beginner will tell others competently and with expression. So, you see, we will make our contribution to the education of the younger generation, and we will explain it to some of the older ones.
  15. Giant thought
    Giant thought April 30 2014 10: 34
    +1
    The necessary procedure, given the fact that the ship is far from new, but there is always enough fuss with new ones, but here it’s used.