Mid Week Video: China’s Carrier Up-Close

In case you haven’t seen this yet, its the first close-up video I’ve watched showing China’s aircraft carrier, the ex-Soviet Varyag, actually conducting any type of operations. In this case, she’s returning to port following her latest “scientific” cruise.

Click through the jump to enjoy. The close-up footage is toward the second half of the video.

28 Comments on "Mid Week Video: China’s Carrier Up-Close"

  1. I hope Phillipine and Vietnam launch a few TORPEDOS at night and take care this JUNK.

  2. This series of short training deployments will continue for some time to come. Eventually, we will see flight ops, but that won't be anytime soon. The learning curve to turn this carrier and it's later to come air group into a weapon will take several years at the very least.

  3. What the Chinese or Joe? Because with 14 active nuke carriers, and a lot of reserve Kitty Hawk class carriers that could be reactivated, my money is on the yanks! unless cut price toasters are now a form of weapon

  4. just so China can feel extra-safe with their new capital flat top, the USN will soon get rid of all their HARPOON surf to surf missiles in our Navy.

    Just in time, the USN is neutering itself.

  5. China's items: Use and throw !!!!

    Chinese military : Kill, destroy and throw !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. While it's good to be suspicious, has China been all that irresponsible with it's military? The news usually focuses on the Middle East and Africa, and I'm a bit out of date with Chinese Military history. How EXACTLY have they warranted our disrespect? Specific examples. I know they sent us faulty/bugged electronics, but we've also bugged merchandise before. Stolen tech? Guilty as charged, but look at WWII? What has China done that's so horrific as to validate our hatred towards them?
    Cautiously
    He known as Sgt. Buffy.

  7. If we go to war with China – do we still have to pay off all the debt we owe them?

    Just asking.

  8. I wonder why ppl always talk about chinese army so low. the only "modern" war the usa won was the second world war, and they won only with allies. even germany would be a better enemy in 1v1. what happened since then?

    korea – truce/lost
    vietnam – lost
    iraq – lost, not a single objective was completed
    afganistan – lost badly

    I didn't count the succesful coups of democratic states in latin america, where the us made coups only because they didnt like the elections' outcome in the cold war

    china proved:
    – they can shot down us military satellites in a day. gps and gps weapons gone…
    – they can send all us ships down to davy jones with their DF anti ship missiles around the chinese soil

    like it or not but china would be a very tough enemy in a conflict with usa.

  9. 911 was a controlled demoltion of the buildings. al qaida was just 'let' to flew those planes into them. there are a million proofs for that from the sprites to the thermite what made the steel structure melt

    more and more isaf troops die from day to day in afanistan, and right after the allies withdraw the country will be worse than before

    iraqi operation is a fail. iran's first move in a conflict will be to invade it in a case of war, if they wont make a satellite nation of theirs

    the whole terror thing is an artifical thingy to justify laws and targeted killings all around the world. more civilians died from us drones than because of local militias in some places.

    gulf war was not an all out war, as the allied forces didn't want to escalate it. majority of iraqi army remained. but surely usa could won there without allies too, just like in some other parts of the world too. but tat doesnt change the fact that china could be an ultimate opponent in a future comflict if happens.

  10. Yep and then after we lose we have to pay reparations on top of it.

    Though if you watch our Secretary of State's 6 monthly visits to Bejing to beg largess to keep our economy afloat, its pretty clear who won WW3

  11. The site is overestimating PRC's military capability. Yes they have a carrier but they lack planes for it now they dont have a integrated defense for the ship they lack the technology to make it a real threat now.

  12. THATS COSMO, he's chinese*

  13. People, people, people….China can’t win a war against the U.S. Why? China doesn’t have the natural resources to substain a war. China doesn’t have the military infastructure the US does. If you say we lost the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, you are wrong! I was there in Iraq and Afghanistan. Seems to me like we achieve our objectives. Our hands were tied in Iraq and Afghanistan. We steam rolled into both countries and we occupied them. Were we driven back…NO! We didn’t even use our FULL capabilities there in Iraq and Afghanistan..why? Because we were trying to limit civilian casualties. If we were to go to the war with China, we would unleash our WHOLE arsenal against them. Our military infastructure is VAST and it is way more advanced than China. We can get troops to anywhere in the world on a moments notice.

  14. What to say, what to say…

  15. Yes i have something to say
    China can win a war against USA
    Using the most fast and devastating missile that there >>> SS-N-22s Sunburn or an stealth and hypersonic missile can wipeout a entire U.S navy fleet
    There is no defense for this missile at the moment

  16. OK just so everyone in the world figures this out. You know those russian people? Well they used to be called the soviet union. Those Super missiles……yea the russians had something like that awhile back…..thats why we built tyco's and DDG's….

  17. The chinese can't even make safe baby formula. And when was the last time they showed any military ability, never mind pushing around the Nepalese or the Tibetans.

  18. Snuffy Smith | May 3, 2012 at 8:37 am | Reply

    Never underestimate an opponent, no matter who they are.

  19. War with chine interesting i think the way you should think about it business is war, not war is business. The Chinese will not go to war with the US for two reason, one its bad for business two its bad for business enough said, 400 million middle class, over 2,000 billionars and millionars some of them Military Commanders Really?

  20. I, for one, welcome our new Oriental Overlords.

  21. Tribulationtime | May 3, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Reply

    I actually don´t know what hell it is stopping them to fully operational condition.
    All gentlemens in this room know that put one Battleship from museum to fight takes 10-12 minutes.

  22. If china mil hardware is as tough as their toys, it doesn't stand a chance….

  23. Wojna to pieniądze a wy Amerykanie jesteście bankrutami . Chiny wygrały!

  24. Edward Frugone | May 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Reply

    In II WW — due to lack of logistics — it took the allies two weeks to accept the surrender of only a few million germans.

    The chinese population is 1.3 billion people, they will have 100 million in the military fighting back and 100 million surrendering.

    Do we have enough soldiers to watch over 100million prisionsrs and enough food, medicine, blankets and hospitals to care for their wounded. We don´t need the chinese as enemies .If we can´t beat them its best to join them !!

  25. China has around 1 Billion 360 Million People. The US has about 340 Million People.
    In the next 10 years China has to produce about 340 Million Jobs for their growing population. If they do not, the people will revolt. China does not want war, they want markets for there products (including military arms). They want land for their crops, and they have the money to buy it.
    They do want Tiawan, and if they sent some of there Million Man Army over, We could not stop them. They would occupy before we could react. But, that would be bad for business.

  26. China is currently on its way to its peak of power. China is a businessman with a communist streak which makes it a very shrewd businessman. The rest of the Democratic world like from where i come from have "resolve". Like all businesses China will eventually wane. Maybe not today but it will. Resolve to stop aggression if there will be overt or covert is up to Uncle Sam, NATO and their allies. I am sure somewhere along the line before anything fires up something will happen that will makes small the significance of the Chinese threat. If not there is always wishing for bird flu.

  27. If anyone seriously thinks China wants to wage a war against the biggest warmongering nation on the planet, they must be kidding.
    They can probably afford to BUY the USA.

  28. fuck china n fuck their bullshit toys, n everything else they make.Third class rated shit.

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