China’s third aircraft carrier launched

The third Chinese aircraft carrier was launched on the morning of June 17 at the Jiangnan shipyard of the China Shipbuilding Corporation. This is reported by the Chinese edition of Lianhe Zaobao.

China’s third aircraft carrier was named the “Fujian Ship of the People’s Liberation Army Naval Forces” with hull number 18. It is the first catapult-type aircraft carrier entirely designed and built by China. It is equipped with an electromagnetic catapult. After the aircraft carrier is launched, mooring and sea trials will be carried out as planned.

Launching was carried out to the sound of the Chinese anthem.

The first aircraft carrier of its own production Type 001A was launched in April 2017. Its construction took a total of four years. On May 13, 2018, he left the home port and went on a test voyage.

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