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LIAONING-class aircraft carrier

Country of Origin: China

ship list


 Name       Pendant    Launched       Commissioned     Status
 LIAONING   16         Dec. 6, 1988   Sept. 25, 2012   Active
   (ex-Russian VARYAG, ex-RIGA)


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.


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