CV-16 Liaoning Thread II ...News, Views and operations

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    China's right to conduct 'freedom of navigation' exercise. :D;)
     
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    True, freedom of navigation does not only apply to Western country’s
     
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    From Henri K blog. Last estimate there are between 32 to 40 carrier qualified pilot

    12 new student pilots joined early December what it should be the 13th training wave of the Chinese Naval Air Regiment.
    Is this a hint of dusk training?
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    Yes but that is a old photo
     
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    Well, technically the FON doesn’t exactly apply here. Since Taiwan is a part of China, the Chinese vessels are simply navigating in their own territory. :cool:;)
     
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    now noticed in Twitter https://twitter.com/HenriKenhmann/status/949550252570198016
    Porte-avions Liaoning : Cap vers la mer de Chine méridionale

    Translated from French by Bing
    Aircraft carrier Liaoning: Heading towards the South China Sea http://www.eastpendulum.com/porte-avions-liaoning-cap-vers-mer-de-chine-meridionale

    would you run the translation
     
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    Here is the translation
    http://www.eastpendulum.com/porte-avions-liaoning-cap-vers-mer-de-chine-meridionale
    Liaoning Aircraft Carrier: Cape to the South China Sea
    SEA
    BY
    HENRI KENHMANN

    JANUARY 6, 2018

    16 Liaoning , China's only aircraft carrier for the moment, began crossing the Taiwan Strait this week, on the night of January 4-5. Escorted by five warships, the flagship of the Chinese Navy and its airborne group should begin this year at the beginning of a series of training in the South China Sea, if they keep the current course.

    But unlike the similar exit that took place between November 30, 2016 and January 11, 2017 - where the Chinese carrier group was first pulled out of the first island chain, via the Miyako Strait near the archipelago from Japan, before returning to the South China Sea through the Bashi Strait, located south of Taiwan - this time the fleet left later and headed straight for the destination.

    It is unclear, however, whether the aircraft carrier will later bypass the island of Taiwan on its way back from the east once the operations are completed.

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    The estimated journey of Liaoning aircraft carrier and its carrier group until the evening of January 5 (Image: East Pendulum)

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    The maritime zone is forbidden from 2 to 4 January for the rallying of Chinese buildings (Image: East Pendulum)

    Highly sensitive to Chinese military maneuvers in its vicinity, the Taiwanese media have as usual made a fairly wide coverage on this new descent of the Chinese aircraft carrier. It is learned that the carrier lifted anchor from its base port near Qingdao on January 2, and then joined several escort ships, including two Class 052C destroyers from the Eastern Fleet and minus three other vessels in the Northern Fleet, in a no-go zone in the Yellow Sea.

    The Taiwanese army, following the event closely, had estimated that the Chinese fleet could cross over to the east coast of Taiwan to make deck-bridges, but finally the aircraft carrier and the Chinese ships went along the coast and sailed directly to the south .

    A former Taiwanese naval officer thinks that the descent of the polar air masses could have pushed the Chinese air-lift group to head south earlier.

    According to government sources on the island, the Chinese aircraft carrier quickly crossed the Taiwan Strait and the onboard aircraft did not make took off, which was interpreted as a sign of "restraint" on the part of the Chinese carrier. Chinese army. The Chinese fleet exited the Taiwan Air Defense Identification Area (ADIZ) on the evening of Friday, January 5 at around 9 pm local time.

    It should be noted that since late 2016, the Chinese aircraft carrier and its airborne group have already descended three times in the south. The first tour lasted more than a month between late November 2016 and mid January 2017, then a second one in July 2017 to participate in the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China, where Liaoning opened its doors to the general public for the first time in history.

    The continuation of this new release of the Chinese aircraft carrier could be very interesting to follow.

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    The aircraft carrier Liaoning and its fleet in late 2016 early 2017 (Image: East Pendulum)

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    The release of the Liaoning aircraft carrier in July 2017 to participate in the 20th anniversary of the retrocession of Hong Kong to China (Image: East Pendulum)

    Henri K.
     
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    Staying very close to mainland

    Next time hopefully they said around Japan from the Sea of Japan

    What the furtherest the carrier has been from mainland ?
     
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    2016-12-25 to 26; east of Taiwan
     
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