Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Great. Just great.

This is wonderful news:

China's first aircraft carrier sailed out of the northeastern port of Dalian for sea trials Wednesday morning, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported.

China has spent nearly a decade refurbishing the 67,000-ton, 300-meter (1,000-foot) ship, begun by the former Soviet Union but never completed.

Xinhua quoted military sources as saying the trials would be brief, and the carrier would return to Dalian for further refits.

China once renounced aircraft carriers as tools of imperialism, but has been developing a blue-water navy in recent years, along with air power to back it up.

Makes you feel all warm and tingly inside, don't it?  Can the Navy please accidently launch forty or fifty MK48s at that thing.  Tell the Chicomms, "Oops, our bad!  Just add that on to what we already owe you!"  

H/t The Munchkin Wrangler


Old NFO said...

They are determined to kick us out of WESTPAC... and this is just the latest step...

RobertM said...

Maybe we should give it to them...right after we give Japan a few nukes!