On October 28, China’s frist homemade aircraft carrier started sea trials in the Yellow Sea, according to Chinese media and local sources. This is the third round of sea trials for the Type 001A aircraft carrier. Nonetheless, the exact route of the trial in the north of the Yellow Sea remains unknown.
The first two rounds of sea trials allowed the Type 001A aircraft carrier allowed to test its steam turbines and powerplant. The third round of the trials is set to include the further stress tests, tests of the weapons, control and communication systems as well as combat and logistic aircraft on board.