Beijing: China’s Ministry of Defense offered more information about their first domestically produced aircraft carrier. The aircraft is currently being built in Dalian and it is said that the new carrier would have a ski-jump design which is similar to Liaoning.
The Defense Ministry spokesperson Wu Qian, did not confirm the reports however he said that there is more to the aircraft than its appearance. He said that, “What I can tell you is that the manufacturing of China’s first home-made aircraft carrier is in progress smoothly according to the plan. As for the appearance you just mentioned, I think you are only half right. Our aircraft carrier will not only be good-looking, but will also have good quality inside.”
It is said that the aircraft would be ready by the end of this year. China’s current aircraft carrier, the “Liaoning,” also has a ski-jump design. Liaoning was purchased from the former Soviet Union and delivered to the Chinese Navy in 2012.