Aircraft Carrier Liaoning Will Undergo Its First Interim Maintenance
China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, returned to Dalian Shipyard
dock to undergo its first interim service on April, 17, 2014. Experts
predicted that the service will last for six months; comprehensive overhaul
and maintenance will be conducted on the power, weapons, and other systems.
Complex weapon systems require regular maintenance, and aircraft personnel
also need to be trained and rest to maintain combat effectiveness.
The Liaoning: China's first aircraft carrier (Chinamil.com.cn/Li
The Liaoning formally entered into service with the
Chinese navy in September 2012. Prior to this, ten sea trials had been
conducted. In August 2013 the Liaoning returned to Dalian port to resolve
problems identified during test sailings and pilot training. However,
this time the maintenance work will include the replacement of certain
The Liaoning did not take part in the multinational joint maritime exercise
held yesterday in Qingdao.