South China Sea: Navy: Liaoning's combat capability tested
China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, has conducted more than 100 tests and training tasks since early December, when it began a training mission in the South China Sea, the navy said on Sunday.
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#1 Dec 26, 2013
It might be battle ready but is not a match for the US Navy...yet.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
#2 Dec 26, 2013
The Liaoning CV16 was never intended as a match against any of the USN Aircraft carrier.
Rebuild from a scratch from an empty rusty hull purchase from Ukraine,
it's main function is just as an experimental and training STOBAR Aircraft Carrier. Without a catapult onboard, its limitation like its sister ship in Russia is showing.
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