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


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When will Liaoning be retired? Can it be donated to Russia to help enhance it's blue water capabilities?

A donation wouldnt work for the Russians optically. If kuznetsov has problems again in the future, this could be traded to the Russians to keep thier naval aviation in training shape while they decide how they want to pursue their future naval aviation strategy. China could get some large helicopters in return (the large helicopters from the Chinese Russian joint venture arent due to come out for some time). Otherwise, could also continue to buy some sets of S-400/500 air defense batteries.