A senior officer of People’s Liberation Army of China said on Tuesday that «China will have more 1st aircraft carrier.»
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff of China Xue Song (Song Xue) said foreign military attache at the ceremony celebrating the 64th anniversary of the founding of the fleet in Beijing, «that after the aircraft carrier will be larger and with an increased number of fighters.»
But Song said that in some states zabugornyh media inaccurate information about the construction of a new aircraft carrier in Shanghai.
Currently, China has one aircraft carrier, «Liaoning», which was converted from an unfinished Russian aircraft carrier and was delivered to the Navy September 25, 2012. PLA Navy was founded April 23, 1949.
Song said that «Liaoning» does not belong to any of the 3 Navy fleets and directly subordinate command and control of the Naval Staff.
The commander of an aircraft carrier «Liaoning» Zheng Zhang (Zhang Zheng) said foreign military attaches that the crew learned without the help of others to work with all systems on the aircraft carrier.
Displacement aircraft carrier «Liaoning» is more than 50,000 tons. According to the initial project is designed for carrier-based aircraft around 30. Song Xue said that the Navy hopes that the latter will be more carrier aircraft.
He also said that the Navy does for naval aviation «Liaoning» as part of a 2-regiments, which will be equipped aircraft for various purposes, including fighters, reconnaissance aircraft, anti-submarine aircraft, EW aircraft and helicopters.
He also said that the future of China’s aircraft carrier group will consist of an aircraft carrier, destroyers, frigates, submarines and supply ships.
Song also promised to invite foreign military attaches to the carrier.