Second Chinese aircraft carrier may be launched in April 2017

China May Launch 2nd Liaoning Aircraft Carrier Late April

08:45 24.03.2017(updated 08:53 24.03.2017)

Second Chinese Liaoning aircraft carrier might be launched at the end of April 2017, local media reported Friday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to Sina news portal, a number of photos have been circulating in the Internet, depicting installation of radars and base painting of the deck. After analyzing the photos expects came to a conclusion that the vessel might be launched in late April, in particular on April 23, when China celebrates Founding day of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy.

Liaoning is a Type 001 class vessel. The first carrier was rebuilt out of Soviet aircraft cruiser Varyag in early 2000s, with the first sea trial taking place in 2011. In September 2012, Liaoning was commissioned into the PLA Navy.

In late December 2015, the Chinese Defense Ministry announced plans to construct a new Liaoning aircraft carrier, built by China itself.

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The 2nd carrier is known as Type 001A aircraft carrier or “CV-17”

9284f895606a89c1e260630c8c8cfcb1The new aircraft carrier, Project 001A, takes shape in China’s Dalian shipyard. It is almost due to be launched. Picture taken on Nov. 30, 2016. Picture: DigitalGlobe via Google Earth Source: Supplied – Image:

Type 001A aircraft carrier


The Type 001A aircraft carrier is the first aircraft carrier class independently designed and developed for the People’s Liberation Army Navy. The first Type 001A aircraft carrier is being constructed by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company. Construction started in 2015. The Type 001A is an improved design based on the Type 001 aircraft carrier, and also uses a ski-jump bow flight deck.

 #   Hull number   Ship name   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Fleet   Status 
1 17 山东 / Shandong Dalian Shipbuilding Industry 26 March 2017 est 2018 / 2019 North Sea Fleet / East Sea Fleet Under construction

Class overview
Name: Type 001A
Builders: Dalian Shipbuilding Industry
Operators:  People’s Liberation Army Navy
Preceded by: Kuznetsov class
In service: 2018 est –
Building: 1
General characteristics
Class and type: Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier
Displacement: 65,000 tonnes
Length: 305 m (1,001 ft)
Beam: 72 m (236 ft)
Draught: 11 m (36 ft)
  • Steam turbines, 8 boilers, 4 shafts, 200,000 hp (150 MW)
  • 4 × 50,000 hp (37 MW) turbines
  • 9 × 2,011 hp (1,500 kW) turbogenerators
  • 6 × 2,011 hp (1,500 kW) diesel generators
  • 4 × fixed pitch propellers
Speed: 32 kn (59 km/h; 37 mph)
Range: 3,850 nautical miles (7,130 km; 4,430 mi) at 32 knots
  • 1,960 crew
  • 626 air group
  • 40 flag staff
  • 3,857 rooms
  • 3 × Type 1130 CIWS
  • 3 × HQ-10 (18 Cell Missile system)
Aircraft carried:


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