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/ MilitaryPLA milestones: How China has built its military mightchinadaily.com.cn|2017-07-30 07:36Editors note: After the 18th Communist Party of China National Congress in late 2012, far-reaching reforms have been carried out to make the Peoples Liberation Army leaner, stronger and more efficient. Here we take a look at how the PLA has become a lethal force.Chinas second aircraft carrier is transferred from dry dock into the water at a launch ceremony in Dalian, Northeast Chinas Liaoning province, April 26, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]First domestically developed aircraft carrierThe nation officially launched its second — and the first domestically developed — aircraft carrier in Dalian, Northeast Chinas Liaoning province, on April 26.The ship is the largest and most sophisticated surface vessel the country has ever built.It will have a displacement of about 50,000 metric tons and a conventional propulsion system. It will carry domestically developed J-15 fighter jets and other ship-borne aircraft. The ship will also use ski jump-style takeoffs for fixed-wing aircraft, the same as the Liaoning, Chinas first aircraft carrier.Related story: China launches first domestically developed aircraft carrierPrevious1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next |||PhotoHighlights of PLAs 90th birthday paradeSun Yangs triumphs and strugglesPLA: Global force for peace, anti-piracy fightTop 10 highest-paid professions in the countryInternational Army Games kick off in ChinaMarching in glory for the nationBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.License for publishing multimedia online 0108263Registration Number: 130349About China DailyAdvertise on SiteContact UsJob OfferExpat EmploymentFOLLOW US

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