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China's Domestically Built Aircraft to Join Navy in 2020

  • Creating a historic moment, China has domestically built its own aircraft which is reported to be capable of fighting with the leading maritime powers. The aircraft began its sea trials on Sunday. Temporarily named Type 001A, the aircraft carrier sailed out in the northeast province of Liaoning, Dalian, at around 7 a.m. The aircraft is country's second aircraft carrier and the first one to be built and designed completely in the country. The 50,000-tonne ship is expected to join the navy before 2020.