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    In 2016 by fzgfzy

    6. Beside launching of aircraft carrier, there is a large ship (?).

    7. Ship pennant number 88 (Berth ship for CV 16) will be sent to Nasha shipyard for refit.

    8. South Sea will have a new 5,000 tonnes ship (classified for the moment)

    9. Purely a wish. YU9 and YU10 (torpedo ?)

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    Asi I said int he PLAN Aircraft carrier thread, if they launch 001A in April 2016, it will have a LOT of structural work left to do yet. They have not even started the flight deck, or the bow and stern of the vessel yet. Not to mention the island.

    They may do it for political reasons...after all, the Indians already launched their first indigenous carrier, the Vikrant in June of 2015, so they may feel the need to get theirs in the water.

    But that would surprise me from the Chinese. Normally, they are very pragmatic and are not influenced in their own scheduling by such things.

    If they wanted to get the new carrier, 001A completely ready for launch, like they have done other major naval vessels, I would say it would be in early 2017 before launch

    Time will tell.
     
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    No. 167 upgrading continues...

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    Artist's Impression of Fully Upgraded no. 167


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    Artist's Impression of Fully Upgraded no. 167


    Reports speculated that the upgrades includes a new interrogated mast, whole new radar system, set of air-defence upgrade, new anti-ship missiles, a pair of CIWS and probably a lengthened hangar. The whole upgrading period may complete in 2017.
     
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    Reuters is confirming the build of the second Chinese carrier from a Ministry of defense spokesman.

    Chinese Defense Ministry Spokesman confirms second Chinese Carrier

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    From the Reuters article:
    The translation we saw said 50,000 tonnes size and that is Liaoning too with 58,500.
    And concerning the ski-jump ......
     
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    Clearly, the translation is lacking, or the knowledge level.

    But I believe that it is clear that what we are seeing in Dalian is the 2nd carrier, and that we now have higher level Chinese confirmation of it.
     
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    Looks like it is getting 1130 CIWS. I think no more future PLAN ships will be fitted with 730, it's completely replaced by 1130.
     
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    I find it interesting that 167 is being upgraded at the same time as the PLAN's Sovs. I wonder if there will be a degree of commonality with both sets of upgrades.
     
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    As already partially confirmed the gun and/or missile CIWS and the universal VLS are likely, though I have a hard time picturing where the universal VLS would fit on the Sovs.
     
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