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Chinese Navy announces launch of third aircraft carrier

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Illustrative photo: aircraft carrier Type001A "Shandong"



On Saturday, April 22, China marks the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Naval Forces. On the eve of the Chinese Navy, they released a video dedicated to this event, in which they talked about the implementation of the program for the creation of aircraft carriers and announced the launch of the third aircraft carrier in the very near future.

The new ship is planned to be put into service with the PLA Navy by the end of 2022. The ship is equipped with advanced technology, including electromagnetic catapults.

In a promotional video produced by the Navy Political Publicity Bureau and the Broadcasting Center News The PLA, describes the development of the entire program for the construction of China's aircraft carrier group from the first ship and the second aircraft carrier with carrier-based J-15 fighters.

Chinese social media users enthusiastically greeted the news of the upcoming launch of the third aircraft carrier, leaving comments under the video that included: "I'm so excited"; "Will there be a live stream for the commissioning event?"; "Type 003 Coming, When Will the New J-31 Carrier-Based Fighter Arrive?".

Western media tried to add a fly in the ointment to the announced event of a Chinese national scale. It was stated that initially the aircraft carrier should have been launched precisely on the 73rd anniversary of the formation of the military fleet China. But this was prevented by the outbreak of COVID in Shanghai, where the ship is being built.

At present, China has experience in building two aircraft carriers, which is very important for launching a third ship. I think it can be launched in the second half of 2022,

Song Zhongping, a Chinese military expert and TV commentator, told Global Times.

The carrier group, together with escort ships, allows China to ensure the presence and upholding the interests of the PRC in various regions of the ocean. At the same time, China is positioning itself as a global maritime power.
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  1. Murat
    Murat April 22 2022 09: 37
    -3
    I hesitate to ask: it looks like a springboard, but what about catapults?
    1. Civil
      Civil April 22 2022 09: 42
      +16
      1. On the birthday of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin), the Communists of China convey their fiery greetings to the oligarchs of the neighboring capitalist country of the 3rd world who fell under the sanctions.
      2. That's what happens when the state relies on its people, and not on the sale of raw materials.
      1. Murat
        Murat April 22 2022 10: 42
        -12
        The EMNIP bet on its people is to deprive all human rights and force them to work for a bowl of rice. As the practice of one well-known, but already sunk into oblivion, communist (super)power showed, after 30-40 years they had to sell raw materials in order to buy bread from the USA and Canada.
        1. Civil
          Civil April 22 2022 10: 57
          +6
          EMNIP betting on your people is to deprive all human rights and make you work for a bowl of rice

          The bet on your people is when the state and the people are one and the state does not consider the majority to be "second oil". When the goal of the state is the well-being of the entire people, and not a microscopic group under sanctions.
          1. Murat
            Murat April 22 2022 12: 02
            -10
            If the question is raised in Russia in such a way that the welfare of the people is the goal of the state, then Russia simply cannot exist. Precisely because from Rurik to Uncle Vova, the state has always held on in the country as an occupying army (EMNIP is A.I. Herzen).
        2. A1845
          A1845 April 22 2022 11: 43
          +3
          Quote: Murat
          make you work for a bowl of rice.

          it's a phrase from the distant past
          salaries in China are now the envy of everyone
          1. Murat
            Murat April 22 2022 12: 14
            -4
            And why, then, do not all the smart people from all over the West emigrate to China?
            1. A1845
              A1845 April 22 2022 12: 19
              +2
              Quote: Murat
              And why, then, do not all the smart people from all over the West emigrate to China?

              China reasonably relies on its own personnel, and does not vacuum anywhere
              and guest performers are more likely to rush to the states than to distant and incomprehensible China
              1. Murat
                Murat April 22 2022 12: 28
                -6
                So then I don’t understand: salaries are the envy of everyone - is it about China or about the USA?
                1. Expert2017
                  Expert2017 April 23 2022 10: 26
                  0
                  Saucepan, what do you want? The FRS and the IMF have already cut off the machine. The USA and Europe have no money. Soon the West will ask Russia and China to sell them food))) Everything flows and everything changes. Don't worry so much, pan. You have everything ahead of you
        3. Mordvin 3
          Mordvin 3 April 22 2022 11: 49
          +6
          Quote: Murat
          As the practice of one well-known, but already sunk into oblivion, communist (super)power showed, after 30-40 years they had to sell raw materials in order to buy bread from the USA and Canada.

          As the practice of modern Russia shows, Chinese workers receive more Russian workers at a Chinese factory in Russia.
    2. Borik
      Borik April 22 2022 09: 43
      +8
      I hesitate to ask: it looks like a springboard, but what about catapults?

      This is a photo of a previous project, that is, a clone of Kuznetsov. But the author did not have photo 003 and he stuck what was at hand.
      1. Desperado
        Desperado April 22 2022 09: 52
        +3
        To help the author of Google Maps, we are looking at the shipyards of Shanghai
      2. smart fellow
        smart fellow April 22 2022 10: 01
        +3
        https://www.ferra.ru/news/techlife/opublikovany-svezhie-snimki-kitaiskogo-avianosca-novogo-pokoleniya-type-003-31-08-2021.htm
    3. tech3030
      tech3030 April 22 2022 09: 43
      +2
      Can't you read? Written - Illustrative photo: aircraft carrier "Shandong".
    4. AAC
      AAC April 22 2022 09: 45
      +3
      In the photo, Shandong is still with a springboard, and type 3 is planned with a catapult.
    5. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
      Andrei from Chelyabinsk April 22 2022 09: 48
      +8
      It does not interfere. We have the same Ulyanovsk built with 2 catapults and a springboard
    6. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 April 22 2022 09: 54
      -16
      The Chinese copier jammed on catapult aircraft carriers. While they are stamping what carrier-based aviation can use. They will make a decent engine, build an airplane around it and then switch to 100 ki.
      1. Fiesta
        Fiesta 3 May 2022 16: 56
        0
        And you can also learn to read and see that the illustration refers to Type 001. Electromagnetic (EMALS) catapults have already been installed on Type 003 - https://www.reddit.com/r/WarshipPorn/comments/u9r28n/latest_update_on_the_type_003_all_three/.
    7. bayard
      bayard April 22 2022 14: 58
      0
      Quote: Murat
      I hesitate to ask: it looks like a springboard, but what about catapults?

      No, it is flat-deck with electromagnetic catapults. Apparently, the journalists did not find a suitable photograph (and there were only satellite images from it) and put up a photo of "Shandong, which is Type 0001A.
      There will be a report - we will see it in all its glory.
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  2. Borik
    Borik April 22 2022 09: 38
    +3
    Congratulations to China on its aspiration to become a maritime power.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome April 22 2022 09: 40
      +2
      China is positioning itself as a global maritime power
      now yes.
      1. Nestorych
        Nestorych April 22 2022 09: 47
        -2
        No, building an aircraft carrier and being able to correctly use the AUG are two big differences. For example, the 3rd Reich, during the Anschluss of Austria, left its only tank division on the sides of the road, although in the future it skillfully used armored formations of a larger scale.
        1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
          Andrei from Chelyabinsk April 22 2022 09: 49
          +9
          Right. But China is learning to do this, and the road will be mastered by the walking
          1. Nestorych
            Nestorych April 22 2022 10: 01
            -5
            Let's see, while over the past centuries, China has not shown itself in anything in terms of military prowess.)
            1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
              Andrei from Chelyabinsk April 22 2022 10: 29
              +2
              Quote: Nestorych
              We will see

              there was information (second-hand) that our sailors, who encountered the Chinese in joint exercises, or simply watched from the side, rated them very highly
              1. Nestorych
                Nestorych April 22 2022 10: 46
                -2
                Teachings are teachings, everything looks beautiful with us, yet it is verified by practice. Here we have big problems with the same “Moscow”.
                1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
                  Andrei from Chelyabinsk April 22 2022 10: 54
                  +6
                  I repeat once again - the road will be mastered by the walking one. The Americans at one time, too, at sea, in terms of training and experience, did not fall very far short of the British. But it's gone
                  1. Nestorych
                    Nestorych April 22 2022 11: 34
                    -5
                    It may not be overpowered, there are no guarantees, this is not given to everyone by default.
                  2. A1845
                    A1845 April 22 2022 12: 03
                    0
                    Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
                    the British did not reach very far

                    and they did not immediately rise to trafalgar, what to say - not the gods burn the pots
                    alas, our brilliant victories fell on the era of the sailing fleet, and from the Syrian walker Kuzi and the mediocre loss of the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, hands drop completely
                    it is to be expected that now the emphasis will be on filling holes (drones, AWACS, counter-battery radars, etc.) and on the fleet on a residual basis.
                    new RTOs without air defense and seaworthiness to thunderous applause, because Caliber can be launched from them ..
                    sadly
            2. Sanichsan
              Sanichsan April 22 2022 11: 41
              +1
              Quote: Nestorych
              until over the past centuries, China has not shown itself in anything in terms of military prowess.

              yes you! belay How did China become communist after World War II? and Korea? or do you think that the Chiang Kai-shekists moved to Taiwan of their own free will?
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                1. Sanichsan
                  Sanichsan April 22 2022 16: 39
                  +1
                  Quote: Nestorych
                  internecine slaughter.

                  the United States invaded Korea.
                  the trouble with education among modern schoolchildren request
                  and about the internecine slaughter, this is for you to the Europeans. they are lovers of some kind of "Verdun forest" to arrange.
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                    1. Sanichsan
                      Sanichsan April 23 2022 14: 34
                      0
                      do not learn to communicate normally, go to the ban wink
                      Quote: Nestorych
                      Looks like they were there as cannon fodder!

                      the argument is excellent! good laughing I would even say spectacular. well, to whom and American analysts - a reliable source laughing
                      for reference, China reports 60000 casualties.
                      as correctly written in one of the comments to this article: I am more inclined to trust Kozhedub, and not Chuck Yager.
                      as a result, the PRC, significantly inferior in technical equipment to the United States and their bastards, quite successfully kicked them out of the 38th parallel. request hysterical fact. yes
                      now the Chinese army is equipped no worse than the US army, and perhaps better. has a total numerical superiority in the region and, traditionally, is well motivated.
                      unlike you, the Pentagon understands that after they snatched away from the Chinese with rifles and light guns, with the Chinese armed with aircraft, cruise missiles, hypersonic weapons and drones, the states have absolutely nothing to catch. request
    2. faiver
      faiver April 22 2022 11: 44
      +4
      Given the composition of the Chinese fleet, China has already become a maritime power
    3. Alien From
      Alien From April 22 2022 21: 04
      -1
      In addition, looking at our former ABs in the hands of the Chinese, you involuntarily begin to envy, especially after all the misadventures of Kuznetsov ....
  3. riwas
    riwas April 22 2022 09: 42
    0
    Chinese Navy announces launch of third aircraft carrier

    They will pick up the pace of construction and China will have more aircraft carriers than the United States.
    1. Normann
      Normann April 22 2022 09: 49
      +2
      If at that time it still has any meaning (
  4. Kaufman
    Kaufman April 22 2022 10: 00
    0
    I understand they are preparing for something. Slowly, but on time, implement the strategy. Here's who to take an example from
  5. FoBoss_V
    FoBoss_V April 22 2022 10: 02
    +1
    What can I say ... China can only be envied in terms of the development strategy of the Navy and the pace of construction. So far, the current managers are at the helm of ministries, departments and enterprises of the military-industrial complex, there will be absolutely zero sense. We need new people, patriots and specialists, and not spenders and embezzlers of budget money
  6. VohaAhov
    VohaAhov April 22 2022 10: 05
    +2
    Saturday April 22[i][/i]
    So on Saturday, according to the calendar, it will be April 23. wink
  7. Mordvin 3
    Mordvin 3 April 22 2022 10: 10
    -1
    On April 22, China marks the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Naval Forces.

    And I celebrate Lenin's birthday.
    1. Anatole Klim
      Anatole Klim April 22 2022 10: 39
      0
      I will also note that we have a subbotnik at work, but there are no logs anywhere on the territory wink
      1. Mordvin 3
        Mordvin 3 April 22 2022 11: 11
        0
        And someone here does not like either Lenin, or the subbotnik, or the log.
        1. faiver
          faiver April 22 2022 11: 46
          0
          Everyone has their flaws...
        2. Anatole Klim
          Anatole Klim April 22 2022 12: 35
          +1
          Quote: Mordvin 3
          And someone here does not like either Lenin, or a subbotnik, or a log

          But the log, please do not touch, the log is useful material yes
  8. art having
    art having April 22 2022 10: 11
    -6
    Kuznetsovs are stamped?! Doubtful path.
    1. faiver
      faiver April 22 2022 11: 52
      +1
      yes, dozens of destroyers, frigates, corvettes .....
    2. PSih2097
      PSih2097 April 22 2022 12: 02
      +3
      Quote from Snay
      Kuznetsovs are stamped?! Doubtful path.

      China has only two "gyrfalcons" - ex "Varyag" (Liaoning) and "Shandong", 03 - will be like "Nimitz" ...
      1. donavi49
        donavi49 April 22 2022 17: 52
        0
        No, he will not be like Nimitz. Just like Charles Degaul or the old Clemenceau. This is their project. If you bring it closer to Forestal-Kitty. 3 catapults, a classic power plant, a compromise group of about 60 vehicles.
        1. PSih2097
          PSih2097 April 25 2022 21: 26
          0
          I'm talking about the appearance (there is no springboard), and not about the performance characteristics of the "Nimitz" ... Yours faithfully. soldier
  9. faiver
    faiver April 22 2022 11: 49
    0
    Well done Chinese, it remains only to envy ....
  10. Archivist Vasya
    Archivist Vasya April 22 2022 13: 53
    0
    The Chinese are working, they have taken up the fleet thoroughly. It is sad that we cannot build ships of the first rank such as a cruiser, aircraft carrier or battleship, so there is nothing to replace the sunken cruiser "Moskva".
    1. Expert2017
      Expert2017 April 23 2022 10: 29
      -2
      And why is it necessary? Frigates and corvettes are much more efficient. Better 3 frigates and 3 corvettes than 2 cruisers that will arrive sooner or later anyway. Given the development of weapons and air defense systems, no cruisers and aircraft carriers will help. We need small landing craft and military bases in Africa, the Arab region and the Indian Ocean. Bases with modern air defense, ports and airfields. Hypersonic carriers are attached. The concept should not be big and expensive. Small and large quantities.
      1. YOUR
        YOUR April 24 2022 08: 43
        +2
        Frigates and corvettes are ships of the near zone. Why they are building, so to speak, it is necessary to indicate that there is a fleet. Small landing ships, and how will they get to Africa? Let's have a choice of back and forth on the oars. Or you will put a sail to increase the cruising range. Only 300 miles
        1. Expert2017
          Expert2017 April 24 2022 22: 18
          0
          4000 miles for a corvette and frigate is the standard value. For efficiency, bases and ports are just needed. Any cruiser is an easy target for anti-ship missiles and nuclear submarines. It is necessary to solve the issue of fuel efficiency or build ships with compact nuclear power plants. I don't see any problem with this. In any case, a huge and expensive ship will not be able to do anything with a group of Corvettes and Frigates. And no air defense will help against low-flying group maneuvering targets at a height of 2-3 meters or modern maneuvering torpedoes or from hypersonic aeroballistic units.
          1. YOUR
            YOUR April 25 2022 02: 41
            +1
            Quote: Expert2017
            I don't see any problem with this

            Here I see. Corvettes are being built in our country in time longer than in the USA they are building an aircraft carrier. Our aircraft carrier has been standing at the wall since 2017, and no one knows how long it will stay. In order not to see the problem, an appropriate economy is needed. Self-sufficiency with a full production cycle, as in the USSR. But .....
            1. Expert2017
              Expert2017 April 25 2022 02: 48
              0
              The problem is money. And we are talking about what is more profitable and efficient to build. What is the use of aircraft carriers if they are currently sea coffins.
              1. YOUR
                YOUR April 25 2022 04: 11
                +2
                Wow, money is the problem. Then where did so many billionaires come from in the past 20 years? Everyone was overtaken. But we ourselves do not produce anything, only buy, buy and buy again. Oh, and even what we more or less produce at the global level to sell.
                And who told you that aircraft carriers are floating coffins? The launch range of anti-ship missiles is mainly limited to 300 - 500 km, but in order to fire a missile at this range, reconnaissance equipment is needed, but there are none. Dagger, well, maybe if the plane breaks through, you don't think that the sky around the aircraft carrier will not be controlled. AUG is a dense group in peacetime, and in the military around the aircraft carrier for a couple of hundred miles an air defense zone will be created from escort ships, but add the radar detection range on them, they will control the sky for 800-1000 km and constant barrage of interceptors and AWACS aircraft.
                An aircraft carrier is a very, very difficult target.
                1. PSih2097
                  PSih2097 April 25 2022 21: 36
                  0
                  Quote: YOUR
                  The launch range of anti-ship missiles is mainly limited to 300 - 500 km, but in order to fire a missile at this range, reconnaissance equipment is needed, but there are none.

                  As an example, the P-1000 ...
                  1. YOUR
                    YOUR April 26 2022 01: 33
                    +1
                    Up to 1000 km, in order to launch at such a range, you need to detect the target much further. How are you going to detect a target at such a distance, why didn’t they write?
                    1. PSih2097
                      PSih2097 April 27 2022 12: 53
                      0
                      Quote: YOUR
                      How are you going to detect a target at such a distance, why didn’t they write?

                      And this is not for me, this is for Rogozin Sr., he rules space with us and bleated something about the Liana MRCC ...
                      1. YOUR
                        YOUR April 27 2022 15: 13
                        +1
                        In other words, at present, it is not possible to launch anti-ship missiles at a distance of not only 300 km by 150 km
                      2. PSih2097
                        PSih2097 April 27 2022 22: 55
                        0
                        Quote: YOUR
                        In other words, at present, it is not possible to launch anti-ship missiles at a distance of not only 300 km by 150 km

                        It’s possible, we’ll launch the A-50U with cover to the very top (11 - 000 km) - there will be detection on ships of the first and second ranks.
                        As for the Tu-95RTs, I don’t know what their detection range is.
                        Although both the P-700 and the P-1000 have their own RLN head, i.e. 500 - 1000 km completely, the main thing there is to send to the area where enemy ships are located, then the missiles themselves will sort out who goes where ...
                      3. YOUR
                        YOUR April 28 2022 02: 46
                        +1
                        Amazing. Discovered. What's next? Launch complexes and AWACS aircraft, as well as over-the-horizon radars, are in no way connected, how to issue target designation? Or I just see the enemy with my voice, the target in azimuth ... at a distance ... in a burst of five. Fire.
                        So, or are there any options?
        2. Expert2017
          Expert2017 April 24 2022 23: 18
          0
          This is if diesel, but if nuclear build. And I cannot say that the range of cruisers is much higher than frigates. Modern diesel-powered frigates have up to 4500 miles. Cruisers have up to 6000 miles. Still, one cannot do without ports and bases of the Navy. A cruiser, in my understanding, is a ship with a displacement of over 10000 tons. I do not see any point in such ships in the presence of Daggers, Onyxes, Vanguards, NSM and other low-flying dirty tricks at 2-3 meters or very high speed at Mach 5+. Well, not tenants like ships in case of conflicts. From the point of view of weapons, everything can be put into a frigate. Now PU began to be made universal. If you want, you put a package of 4 small missiles into the container. You want Caliber, you want long-range missiles. Everything depends on the task at hand. In my opinion, frigates and corvettes with a long range are the future of the Navy of all countries. This can be done with a nuclear power plant.
    2. Glagol1
      Glagol1 April 26 2022 15: 54
      0
      22350M is a replacement for Moscow. I hope we will build 6-8 pieces.
  11. PROVINCIAL
    PROVINCIAL April 23 2022 16: 26
    +1
    Well done!!! There is nothing to add. Society, power are consolidated. We can do that too. We are hindered by "His Majesty rollback", "bribe", "nepotism"
  12. YOUR
    YOUR April 24 2022 08: 32
    +2
    That's it. They have a third aircraft carrier, and we have one since 2017 that cannot be repaired in any way