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The Chinese PLAN aircraft carrier Liaoning departs on its first mission after entering service in 2012. (Photo/CNS).

End of November 2012, China announced that the first landing was successfully Liaoning, two months after he received the aircraft carrier, the former Varyag bought from the Ukraine in 2000. In April, the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff Xue Song hinted that China will certainly endow a second aircraft carrier.

Liaoning at its home port of Qingdao, Nov. 26, 2013. China's first aircraft carrier battle group is expected to be formed next year to make up for the shortcoming of the limited combat radius of the country's existing fleets, according to China's official news agency Xinhua. Citing the Military-Industrial Courier, a Russia-based weekly, the report said China's first carrier, the Liaoning, embarked on its first blue-water passage in early 2014 escorted by 12 vessels of different classes.

The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), the Navy's 10th and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, heels hard to starboard.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 8, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Strait of Gibraltar. Harry S. Truman, flagship of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. the aircraft carrier is completing a 9-month deployment to the U.S. 6th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Comm Spec 3rd Class Laura…

How to Sink an Aircraft Carrier

How to Sink an Aircraft Carrier — War Is Boring — HMS Illustrious in HMCS Corner Brooks’ sights. Canadian navy photo.