Chinese Aircraft Carrier to Head Out to Sea for Second Trial
The 300 meter ship Varyag underwent trials for five days in August, then returned to the shipyard for further refitting and testing. China’s first aircraft carrier will begin its second sea trial to embark on scientific research and experiments after undergoing several refurbishments and testing.
According to China, the carrier will be conducting routine naval exercises in the Pacific Ocean since it sailed yesterday. The carrier will also carry out relevant scientific and research experiments by the end of November.
In 1998, China bought the immense carrier from Ukraine with no engine, electricity or propeller. As of today there are a total of 21 active service aircraft carriers operated by the United States, France, Russia, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Thailand and India.