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Watch: China's first indigenously built aircraft carrier completes sea test

Reuters
ChinaUpdated: May 18, 2018, 02:41 PM IST

China's first domestically-built aircraft carrier completed its first sea trials and went back to a dock of Dalian Shipyard in northeast China's Liaoning Province Friday morning. Photograph:(Reuters)

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The sea trials started on May 13 which mainly tested the reliability and stability of the carrier's power system and other equipment.

China's first domestically-built aircraft carrier completed its first sea trials and went back to a dock of Dalian Shipyard in northeast China's Liaoning Province Friday morning.

It is the country's second aircraft carrier but the first domestically-built one.

The sea trials started on May 13 which mainly tested the reliability and stability of the carrier's power system and other equipment.

Construction on the carrier has been carried out as planned since it was launched in April last year, and equipment debugging, outfitting and mooring tests were completed earlier to make it ready for the trial mission at sea.