The 1st Chinese aircraft carrier "Liaoning" is located in " constant readiness for battle against the enemies ", the media says referring to the political Commissar of the ship.
As emphasized by the new York times, this is the first report of readiness for combat use of the aircraft carrier, which was marketed by Chinese authorities As a platform for testing and training. Political Commissar of "Liaoning" Whether Danzhou, recognizes that the combat capabilities of the cruisers still lag behind the U.S. aircraft carriers, but its systems and staff received high praise from officials of the Pentagon who visited the ship in the process of military exchanges. In China do not report exactly How you intend to use the vehicle. In 2013, he has sent for exercises to the disputed Islands in the South China sea. Remember, the ship, which until 2012 was known as " Varyag ", was founded in 1985 at the shipyard in Nikolaev for the Soviet Navy. After the destruction of the Soviet Union in 1992, the ship went to Ukraine, and the construction was stopped in 1998. Purchased China for 25 million dollars officially to organize a floating entertainment center. Towed to China and completed As an aircraft carrier. 25 September 2012 became part of the PLA Navy. Now China is building their own private second carrier on the basis of the construction of " Varyag ".