China's largest aircraft carrier prepares for sea trials


The Celestial Fleet is preparing the largest warship in its history for sea trials. This aircraft carrier of project 003 "Fujian", which is a direct competitor to the latest American aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford, is designed to become a worthy counterweight to the United States in the Asia-Pacific region.


Details about the Chinese aircraft carrier are reported by the Hong Kong edition of SCMP. As reported in the publication, "Fujian" marks an important milestone in the program to modernize the armed forces and bridge the technological gap with the United States.

The country's newest aircraft carrier is one of the key points in the country's return to the forefront of world powers on the 100th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, which will be celebrated in 2049

says the SCMP publication.

According to Western analysts, the ship project 003 is largely based on Soviet developments of the unfinished aircraft carrier Ulyanovsk. But Chinese engineers not only brought to life an unrealized project, but also equipped it with the most modern systems. Among the innovations of the ship is the presence of an electromagnetic catapult, similar to which is installed on the American Gerald R. Ford.

The Fujian was launched at the Shanghai Jiangnan shipyard on June 17 last year and began mooring trials in September. In the coming months, the ship will be fully refitted and will begin sea trials.
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  1. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
    Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 4 January 2023 16: 33
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    it is obvious that, unlike our unnecessary Kuzi, great China has tasks for aircraft carriers far from its shores and the ability to provide escort and supplies to its aircraft carriers
    1. Sergey3939 Offline Sergey3939
      Sergey3939 (Sergei) 4 January 2023 18: 43
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      For, Kuzi We will recruit an escort both on the water and under the water!
      Now, when they change the boiler group, the take-off and landing system and put the wing on board, this is a question !!!
      1. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
        Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 4 January 2023 19: 10
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        Quote: Sergey3939
        Kuzi We will recruit an escort both on the water and under the water

        why gather the entire navy around the kuzi and where and why do you want to take him to certain death?
  2. Alternatives Offline Alternatives
    Alternatives (Alexander) 5 January 2023 13: 40
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    THIS is the development of the army. And the fact that Putin has in the army is perfectly shown to you by his current war with Ukraine.