China military: A U.S. commercial satellite company, said they captured the photos of China's first aircraft carrier in the Yellow Sea.
Digital Earth Inc. on Wednesday said the company's satellite shot on December 8 to the carrier. The company on Tuesday, an analyst viewing photos found in this picture.
Said a commercial satellite operators to capture China's first aircraft carrier sailing in the Yellow Sea rare images.
Digital Earth, said the carrier's polar-orbiting satellites in its December 8, from 450 km above the captured photos on a full cloud. Analysis Center director of the company, said Stephen Wood, the carrier is "satellite images with information on the Internet, and the combination of terrain," was found, but "ultimately rely on people to find."
Digital Earth, the company said, the picture is in the carrier during the second trial run shot, in Dalian, about 100 km south-southeast of Hong Kong. Wood said the photos show the aircraft carrier "is the appropriate driving speed of marine navigation." No doubt the U.S. military secrets through satellite images and higher resolution images to gather more information about the "Varyag" number.
A U.S. commercial satellite company, said the company's satellite shooting to the Chinese navy's first aircraft carrier in the Yellow sea trials of the second photo. If confirmed, this will be the "Varyag" was converted into a second aircraft carrier of China's first sea trials of the first public photos.
The first aircraft carrier sea trials this year August 10 to 14 completed the second sea trial in the November 29-December 11 between. This makes the outside of Beijing's growing military power is concerned. China's current presence in the South China Sea territorial disputes with several countries.
The Associated Press quoted the director of Digital Earth, Stephen Wood's analysis center, said the company's satellite shooting in December 8, China's first aircraft carrier to the photos. Chinese authorities are not currently comment on this statement. Chinese Defense Ministry has said that the carrier is used for scientific experiments and training purposes.
Chinese media had reported that a second aircraft carrier sea trials of the Chinese port of Dalian in Liaoning Province from the sea. Analysts said that although the Chinese navy as a fighting force will be deployed aircraft carrier long way off, but the carrier is also developing area of concern.