China is ready to build more aircraft carriers. This was stated by now the head of the Chinese State Shipbuilding Company Hu Wenming. Specifically at its shipyard held retrofit purchased from Ukraine heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser «Varyag», which entered the Chinese navy operation under the name «Liaoning».
«China — the only one of five permanent members of UN Security Council does not have an aircraft carrier, made entirely on their own», — told reporters Hu Wenming. According to him, his company is ready to build more «air bases on the sea.»
Chinese municipal shipbuilding company — the second in the world after South Korean «Hyundai Heavy Industries.» This company has developed and produced a large part of air navigation systems installed on «Liaoning», adopted by the PLA Naval Forces on September 25 this year.
«We need to increase their own development and production facilities for the production of tools and equipment to make up for the lack of them in the country, and without the help of others to build their aircraft carriers» — said the president of the company.
Hu Wenming declined to say when and how many will be built Chinese aircraft carriers, citing the fact that such plans — «the prerogative of the central government.» Together with the fact, he said that China will build aircraft carriers with the introduction of catapult technology. Planes with aircraft carriers of «Varyag» soar with the flight deck with a springboard.
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