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.
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…
PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 8, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) is underway near Guam at sunset. George Washington is the centerpiece of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 based out of Yokosuka, Japan, and is currently on patrol in the western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly)
YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 4, 2013) Airman Juan Ramirez, from Austin, Texas, uses a deck crawler to prepare the decking for priming aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman)