In an article celebrating the sixth anniversary of China's first operator, Liaoning, Xinhua Xinhua News Agency released the country's fleet…
In an article celebrating the sixth anniversary of China’s first operator, Liaoning, Xinhua Xinhua News Agency released the country’s fleet future.
“Six years have passed, our domestic operator has tried, entered. The service is just around the corner. The new aircraft has also been built on the slide,” said the article.
China’s second aircraft carrier, the named Type 001A, was the country’s first domestic boat of its kind and has been driven by sea tests in 2018.
But rumors had circulated during the past year that another more advanced ship was already under construction In China.
Research Institute of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, triggered speculation when it released a mock-up photo of an unidentified aircraft company.
Chinese state media had speculated again ships would have an electromagnetic catapult aircraft launcher system similar to the technology used on the US Navy’s newest and most advanced aircraft carrier.
Both Liaoning and Type 001A use the older, less advanced launch system called skipping, relying on a plan of its own power to lift off.
Considering the Chinese state-run tabloid Global Times, military experts said that the new operator was likely to take more than two years to complete due to its relative complexity and size.