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    Navies news from around the world -IV


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    They're going to send their carrier to a potential warzone without a compliment of aircraft??? The Chinese Su-33 (J-15???) hasn't started production yet has it? What's the point in sending an aircraft carrier without any aircraft?

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    It's not a war zone now, & nobody is going to attack a Chinese carrier unless grievously provoked. I presume their plans do not include starting a war with an aircraft-less carrier on sea trials. What's the problem?
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    Clue is in the link "Sea Trials".

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    The sources said the test has been expedited in view of rising tensions in the South China Sea - home to two potentially oil-rich archipelagos, the Paracels and Spratlys - in recent weeks.

    China's military "hopes it will show the strength of the Chinese maritime forces to deter other nations, which are eyeing the South China Sea, in order to calm tensions," the sources said.

    They added that the sea trial date was also picked to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party but noted that factors such as weather could affect the planned test run.



    Yes, I saw that. However, if you read the copied text it would seem to suggest that they see the carrier as a "show of strength" on their part. An aircraftless carrier is hardly a show of strength.

    However, yes as you have stated, the etx does say that it sailing for trials.

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