China's Aircraft Carrier Powering Up

Well, this is certainly noteworthy. These images clearly show the lights on aboard China's first aircraft carrier, the Shi Lang (ex Soviet Varyag). Remember a few months ago when we saw pictures of exhaust coming from the ship's stack? How about when those weapons started appearing on board? Then we saw how scaffolding and other construction gear were being removed from the ship. This is just one more sign of how close the refurbished ship is to putting to sea. (Many estimates have put its maiden voyage as happening sometime this year.)

Also note how the mid-ship jet blast deflector is in the up position in these photos.

Via China Defense Blog.

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