CV-16 Liaoning (001 carrier) Thread II ...News, Views and operations


MrCrazyBoyRavi

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Will CV16,17 ever sail outside S.China sea to Indian Ocean or may be Gulf region for military exercise or simply testing logistic capabilites? I think a biannual exercises would help strengthen forward deployment capabilities without apperaing too hostile. Although it would erk some nations initially but in a few years these exercise would be perceived internationaly as normal activies.
 

plawolf

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I think it would be a pretty extreme suggestion to make the the CV16 and CV17 will never go beyond the SCS, especially in the coming decades as more and more 003 class and future CVNs start coming online.

Logic would dictate that it’s only a matter of time until the CV16 or CV17 start patrols into the Indian Ocean and beyond.
 

Kich

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Will CV16,17 ever sail outside S.China sea to Indian Ocean or may be Gulf region for military exercise or simply testing logistic capabilites? I think a biannual exercises would help strengthen forward deployment capabilities without apperaing too hostile. Although it would erk some nations initially but in a few years these exercise would be perceived internationaly as normal activies.
PLAN will need more carriers to cover the SCS and ECS before they can free up some to venture into Indian Ocean. Will also need more SSNs to escorts those carriers for that matter.
 

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