WASHINGTON — China is poised to launch its newest and most advanced aircraft carrier in a major step that will allow its navy to expand its military operations on the high seas.
New satellite images verified by The Wall Street Journal show that after several years of work at Shanghai’s Jiangnan Shipyard, China’s third carrier, known as the Type 003, could be afloat in the coming weeks or even days, analysts said. The Type 003 is China’s third aircraft carrier and its largest and most advanced. It uses new electromagnetic catapult technology similar to what US and French airlines have to launch planes, analysts said.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-nears-launch-of-advanced-aircraft-carrier-satellite-images-show-11654186451 China Nears Launch of Advanced Aircraft Carrier, Satellite Images Show