China launches its first supercarrier

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(Worthy News) – launched its first supercarrier in a short and festive June 17 ceremony at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, marking a significant milestone in the growth of its naval power. The carrier was supposed to be launched on April 23 but delays in deliveries of critical components and workforce COVID-19 quarantines hindered progress.

The new conventionally-powered carrier, named the Type-003 Fujian, is estimated to displace 85,000 to 100,000 tons, and carry around 50 to 70 aircraft. This makes it the first non-US carrier to rival the US ’s Ford and Nimitz-class in terms of size and displacement.

China’s first supercarrier significantly expands and steps up the Chinese navy’s capabilities from regional force projection to partial global force projection. [ Source: Asia Times (Read More…) ]

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