LIAONING-class aircraft carrier Weapon Systems // Ships // Aircraft Carriers

Country of Origin: China

The LIAONING is China's first aircraft carrier. While the ship entered service in September 2012, she is not expected to be fully operational for several years thereafter. Without operational aircraft, the carrier seemed likely to be used for training. The ship was initially built for the Soviet navy but not completed. Construction of the LIAONING (then the VARYAG) in Ukraine was about 70-80 percent complete by early 1993 when building ceased following an unsuccessful attempt by the...


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