China has launched its third aircraft carrier, the first such ship to be designed and built entirely within the country. Held in Shanghai’s Jiangnan shipyard, state broadcaster CCTV described it as the “first catapult-type aircraft carrier wholly designed and built by China”.
The 003 new-generation aircraft carrier was named Fujian. It will be China‘s largest aircraft carrier when operated. The 100,000 ton carrier, able to support fifth generation stealth fighters, will likely be launched within one month.
Drone footage directy above China's 3rd Aircraft Carrier CV-18 Fujian from today's launch ceremony pic.twitter.com/IzZq0mxRzU
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