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Putting into operation of the third carrier of the PRC Navy may be delayed

Construction of the third aircraft carrier in China, known as the “Type 002”, is on schedule, but it can be put into operation, reports South China Morning Post with reference to a source in the PLA Naval Forces.

001A project

It's all about the problems associated with the modernization of the deck aviationsaid the interlocutor.

The defense industry of China has not yet succeeded in creating more advanced and more powerful deck fighters that would match the aircraft carrier of a new generation, he explained.

According to the newspaper, the military command proceeds from the need to replace the existing fleet of deck J-15 aircraft. They have long been criticized by the military and are considered imperfect. Pilots repeatedly encountered systemic malfunctions of the machine. In the 2016 year, the flights of these fighters were even suspended for 3 months after the accident with one of them.

To date, improved WS-15 engines have been created for the J-10, but they are also inferior to their American counterparts in service life. In addition, their production is very expensive - the cost of each is several million yuan, leads the publication of the word source.

According to information, the new aircraft carrier, unlike the two available, will be equipped with an electromagnetic catapult to disperse aircraft during takeoff. According to military experts, the ship can be transferred the fleet October 1, 2019 to the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC.

At present, China has two aircraft carriers equipped with springboards - Liaoning (formerly Varyag aircraft-carrying cruiser) and not yet having the name “001А project”, which recently passed sea trials.
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  1. figwam
    figwam 28 November 2018 17: 01
    The construction of the third aircraft carrier in China ...

    The rich have their own quirks.
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  3. prior
    prior 28 November 2018 17: 02
    For some reason I don’t worry about the Chinese.
    Not enough of their deck aircraft, buy ours at a residual price.
    With the latest prospects for repairing Kuznetsov, the existing fleet of our deck aircraft by that time is hopelessly out of date.
    1. IGU
      IGU 28 November 2018 17: 18
      For some reason I don’t worry about the Chinese
      - do not worry about them at all. Better to worry about your own. And the Chinese themselves about their own.
    2. GibSoN
      GibSoN 29 November 2018 19: 29
      For some reason I don’t worry about the Chinese.
      Well, very in vain! Psychology is a delicate thing .. Although it has nothing to do with the army and weapons. When there is a lot of money, appetites increase! Then desires, then ... Well, if there are no brakes on the horizon ... China is not just the TOP on the planet. This is a separate culture, never once connected with the European one, which literally in itself and in its "cultural environment" is dominant! That is, in essence, the only competitor for them, India! The question of when China will become dominant in the whole world is not very distant. In fact, only the United States is holding them back. All the rest, they have long been able to absorb or let go in a purely economically dependent way.
      PS With you there was a transmission in the world of animals))
  4. Piramidon
    Piramidon 28 November 2018 17: 03
    Commissioning the third China's Navy aircraft carrier may drag out

    Highlighted keyword. It’s sad.
  5. Nevsky_ZU
    Nevsky_ZU 28 November 2018 17: 04
    Overstrained ... comrades overstrained and overestimated, I pass the floor at the plenum to the young and promising Gore Bi Lin.
    “Comrades, we are breaking the legacy of Den Xiao Ping, and we have lost the pace.” I propose to deepen and accelerate market relations in a large public sector)))
    Dream, dream ...
    1. cniza
      cniza 28 November 2018 17: 08
      They will not go this way, there are enough brains, and an example is under the nose.
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 28 November 2018 17: 21
      Quote: Nevsky_ZU
      Overstrained ... comrades overstrained and overestimated

      We would be so "overstrained"
      1. 2329 Carpenter
        2329 Carpenter 28 November 2018 18: 11
        But why bother?
    3. donavi49
      donavi49 28 November 2018 17: 38
      Even as they exploded. Get acquainted - Jiangnan shipyard, one photo has more construction opportunities and civil and military tonnage handed over per year than in Russia at all shipyards wink .
      1. kjhg
        kjhg 28 November 2018 18: 49
        Yes, impressive. Our smart leaders criticize socialism, at a time when China is ahead of the rest of the world in terms of economic growth, five minutes later the first economy in the world, where the average salary has long been higher than the Russian one, and this with such a huge population! So compare the vaunted "market" economy of the world's richest in resources of Russia and communist China, which is abused by all.
        1. Hole puncher
          Hole puncher 28 November 2018 20: 05
          Quote: kjhg
          scolded by all communist China.

          Communist! Well, you're a comedian, straight Petrosyan!
    BABA SHURA 28 November 2018 17: 39
    People say: In the region, China "got" everyone and that the Americans warned China about serious consequences (even threatening war) if "they" do not explain the purpose of building aircraft carriers. Chyna is planning 4 pieces.
    1. sir_obs
      sir_obs 28 November 2018 17: 44
      Nah, people say that the Chinese proposed to sell them 4 American aircraft carriers to equalize the trade balance between them and the United States.
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 28 November 2018 17: 53
      Their program is designed for 3 type aircraft carriers = 6 pieces.
      Type 001 - modernized from the finished Varangian and Type-001A - the most squeezed project is already Chinese-built under Chinese standards initially.
      Type 002 - the Chinese version of Kitty Hawk, on a classic power plant, is not super capacious (about 60 aircraft), ejection launch without a springboard, 2 units (or the usual 002 and 002A).
      The 003 type is to wipe everyone’s nose, the best and most powerful with a nuclear heart. Start of work on 20-22 years. Already a supercarrier. Also 2 units.

      But another thing is more important. They are building full AUGs, and not just AVs.
      So the impact core:
      055 destroyers - 112 heavy missile mines. 6 ships are under construction, 4 is on the water, 1 is already running on the sea in trials, the second will run until the end of the year.
      052D destroyers - 64 mines for heavy missiles. 10 ships are already accepted in the PLA, 4 are being tested, total series exceeded 20 ships. At the same time, the 2 sub-series is already under construction with new elements of electronic weapons (from Tip055), as well as an elongated deck for receiving heavy Z18 / 20 helicopters.
      landing docks 071 - 5 in the PLA and another 1 in trials.
      advanced expeditionary bases such as Donghaidao - 1 in operation (including quite a combat base = use in rapidly building up a base in Djibouti) and another 2 in construction.
      integrated supply high-speed ships of type 901 (have a gas turbine installation) - 1 in the PLA, 1 for testing, and another 1 are being built.
    3. 2329 Carpenter
      2329 Carpenter 28 November 2018 18: 13
      I heard too! Grandmas at the entrance discussed.
  7. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 28 November 2018 17: 48
    So far, the Americans themselves have been establishing electromagnetic catapults to date. What to demand from the Chinese?
    1. NEOZ
      NEOZ 28 November 2018 18: 05
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Electromagnetic catapult Americans themselves are establishing

      Does using such a catapult involve making changes to the aircraft?
      how critical are the changes?
      will Chinese engineers handle this?
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 28 November 2018 19: 47
        Redo (strengthen) the chassis to attach to the catapult. Cope, I think. It’s more difficult to debug the catapult itself. There, in theory, you can write software that regulates the optimal smooth launch for each type of aircraft, depending on its take-off weight.
        1. Setrac
          Setrac 28 November 2018 20: 38
          Quote: voyaka uh
          There, in theory, you can write software that regulates the optimal smooth launch for each type of aircraft, depending on its take-off weight.

          And how does the electromagnetic field affect the electronics of the aircraft?
          1. Henderson
            Henderson 28 November 2018 23: 00
            From a catapult - no effect.
  8. DPN
    DPN 28 November 2018 21: 31
    They are building, but we can’t repair Sovetskoe, all the more so.
    Maybe the Russian oligarchs will transfer over the island to the homeland of Russia, then aircraft carriers will not be needed.