Taiwan media published an internal document of the Chinese shipbuilding industrial Corporation, which reported on prioritizing the construction of nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers – and achieving sustainable progress in these directions.
in the document it is reported that the 1st built in China, the aircraft carrier will be equipped with a nuclear installation. The construction of the ship is carried out at CSIC shipyards in Dalian, say Taiwanese media.
"due to the text published in Taiwan report" for internal use "can definitely sum up about the fact that China is already working on the creation of its nuclear-powered aircraft carrier," writes Defence Talk. The magazine also reminds us that American military analysts have realized China the opportunity to build several nuclear aircraft carriers over the next fifteen years. Specialists of the Pentagon has released a report stating that Chinese aircraft carriers in the future will have advanced features – in terms of capacity and models of aircraft that have the ability to accept, and equipment (electronic warfare, anti-submarine and early warning of threats), for this reason, Defence Talk calls an aircraft carrier under construction "unique" for China. At the end of January 2014, a source in the Chinese government said that in the North-East port of Dalian construction has begun on a second carrier, is designed for six years. The development of an additional 2 carriers placed in the project. The Chinese authorities claim that the buildup of arms is conducted only in self-defense. Currently in China's naval forces is only one carrier – " Liaoning ". It is a former Soviet heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser Varyag, purchased from Ukraine and modernized Chinese experts. On the "Liaoning" have the ability to accommodate up to 30 aircraft. On the aircraft carrier to date successfully, the verification of the takeoff and landing of deck fighters. In the winter of 2013 appeared to confirm the construction in China of a nuclear aircraft carriers. In early may it was announced that the people's liberation army of China has allocated carrier aviation in the new formation of the Navy. In October 2013, China said about the construction of aircraft carrier base " intellectual property rights ".