China’s first domestically-built aircraft carrier has completed its first sea trials successfully, according to a report by ThePaper.cn. The sea trial was reportedly focused on testing the reliability and stability of the carrier’s power system and other critical equipment.
The success of the trials was announced on June 19 by Hu Wenming, the chairman of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC).
The ship set out for the trails ahead of schedule. Experts contacted by People’s Daily predict the carrier may be delivered to the People’s Liberation Army Navy before the end of the year.
The ship is China’s second aircraft carrier after the Liaoning. Construction began in 2013, and it first set out to sea near the Dalian Shipyard in Liaoning Province on May 13, 2018.
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— The Daily Mail - People's Daily