Friday, 28 September 2012

China dismisses reports about second aircraft carrier

The Defense Ministry has dismissed foreign media reports saying that China is building a second aircraft carrier in Shanghai and that it will be launched late this year. Yang Yujun, a spokesman for the Defense Ministry, said "Such reports are inaccurate." He also explained the details on an aircraft carrier formation in the future.
Yang Yujun, Spokesman of Ministry of Defense, said, "The formation is generally made up of the aircraft carrier itself, escort vessels, submarines and aircraft. China will study the issue in accordance with the development and real needs of the aircraft carrier. As for its deployment, after the aircraft carrier was
delivered to the Navy, its major purpose is for scientific experiments and military training. Related issues will be decided according to the development of those experiments and trainings.

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