China's aircraft carrier anchors in military port
Updated: 2013-02-27 09:00
QINGDAO, Shandong - China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, anchored for the first time in a military port in Qingdao, eastern Shandong province on Wednesday morning.
China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, departs from Dalian port in Liaoning province and heads for Qingdao port in Shandong province on Feb 26. [Photo/CFP]
The anchoring marks that the aircraft carrier bay in Qingdao, which was built following a four-year construction, has already had logistic capacities, according to a statement from the military.
The Liaoning left the wharf of Dalian ship building company on Tuesday for Qingdao. It had conducted tests on its weapon system during the sail.
After its delivery to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on September 25, the Liaoning has undergone a series of sailing and technological tests, including the flight of the carrier-borne J-15.