First aircraft carrier designed and built in China, was launched on Wednesday under the sound of opened champagne.
Still unnamed ship is the second aircraft carrier of China. Early Wednesday morning, it was towed from a shipyard in Dalian, near the Marina, according to the Ministry of national defense of China. News about the launch of the infest the tensions around North Korea, the unruly neighbor China and its ally. However, it is expected that the carrier will not enter active service until 2020.
The ship is launched when it is first immersed in water, but the carrier still needs considerable work to complete. After commissioning a new aircraft carrier is likely to be officially commissioned at a separate ceremony. Construction began in November 2013, and three years later was completed the main body, and a number of primary ship systems, including electricity supply.
The first Chinese aircraft carrier, Liaoning, was bought from Ukraine in 1998. After several years of repair and refitting, it was finally commissioned in 2012. China has the second largest military budget in the world, estimated at $148 billion after a 7 percent increase in spending, announced in early 2017. Analysts inside the country said earlier that China needs at least 5-6 aircraft carriers. Currently in the United States operated by 10 carriers.
The military capacity of the Chinese government was upset with his neighbors and Washington, especially when Beijing has taken a more decisive stance in territorial disputes in the South China sea.
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