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Chinese Navy Aircraft Carrier Liaoning (CV-16) back to sea for trials
 
China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, has left its home-port of Qingdao, in East China’s Shandong province, to conduct scientific experiments and sea training, naval authorities said Tuesday.
China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, has left its home-port of Qingdao, in East China’s Shandong province, to conduct scientific experiments and sea training, naval authorities said Tuesday.
 
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Chinese Navy Aircraft Carrier Liaoning (CV-16) back to sea for trials
 
China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, has left its home-port of Qingdao, in East China’s Shandong province, to conduct scientific experiments and sea training, naval authorities said Tuesday.
     
China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, has left its home-port of Qingdao, in East China’s Shandong province, to conduct scientific experiments and sea training, naval authorities said Tuesday.
Chinese Navy Aircraft Carrier Liaoning (CV16) departing from its home-port of Qingdao on Tuesday
     
According to the People’s Liberation Army Navy, it’s the first time the carrier has left its home-port for such exercises since it anchored there in February. Previous tests and training drills involving the Liaoning and its crew members were conducted IN port.

Activities during the sea trials will include practicing take-offs and landings for the carrier’s aircraft.

Currently, China operates one aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, which was refitted based on an unfinished Russian-made carrier and delivered to the Navy on Sept. 25, 2012.

The carrier's original design allows it to carry about 30 fixed-wing aircraft.

The Liaoning has conducted successful take-off and landing tests of its carrier-borne J-15 fighters, the main strike force of China's carrier group.