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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

China Says First Aircraft Carrier Entering Service

China had purchased a Russian aircraft carrier to fix up, and now are saying that it is entering service.
So far the trial runs of the aircraft carrier have been to test the ship's propulsion, communications and navigation systems. But launching and recovering fixed-wing aircraft at sea is a much trickier proposition. It will take years to build the proper aircraft, to train pilots to land in adverse weather on a moving deck, and to develop a proper carrier battle group.

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