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CVA 002 aircraft carrier - Program

The Type 002 aircraft carrier is also known as 003 carrier, since it would be the third Chinese aircraft carrier.

Yin Zhuo, a senior researcher at the PLA Navy Equipment Research Center, said "in order to protect China's territories and overseas interests, China needs two carrier strike groups in the West Pacific Ocean and two in the Indian Ocean. So we need at least five to six aircraft carriers."

The 2016 DOD Annual Report to Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the Peoples Republic of China reported that "China ... could build multiple aircraft carriers over the next 15 years.... Chinas next generation of carriers will probably be capable of improved endurance and of launching more varied types of aircraft, including EW, early warning, and anti-surface warfare (ASW), thus increasing the potential striking power of a PLAN carrier battle group in safeguarding Chinas interests in areas beyond its immediate periphery. The carriers would most likely perform such missions as patrolling economically important sea lanes, conducting naval diplomacy, regional deterrence, and HA/DR.... The PLANs goal over the coming decades is to become a stronger regional force able to project power across the greater Asia-Pacific region for high-intensity operations over a period of several months."

From the "707" aircraft carrier project to August 2004, after waiting for more than 30 years, China's aircraft carrier project with Chinese characteristics, finally started. Although the Varyag aircraft carrier is not the Chinese military looking forward to the aircraft carrier, but after all, the Chinese carrier's dream was the most critical step.

At present, China's air force F-20 stealth fighter has delivered trial, while foreign sales Type F-31 was been at the Zhuhai airshow. Some speculate that in the future the two research institutes will compete for the next generation stealth carrier aircraft. If Institute 601 wins, it would be an improved carrier version of the F-31; and if 611 Insitute wins, it may be with the carrier version based on F-20 technology.

According to U.S. media reported on January 10, 2017, the U.S. Marine Corps has announced that a F-35B carrier based Fighter Squadron deployed to japan. Japan had plans to purchase 42 F-35A land-based fighter, now U.S. Navy fighter will deploy a squadron of F-35B fighters to Japan, this is obviously the China of strategic deterrence. So, by 2025 China's fourth aircraft carrier could deploy stealth aircraft afloat.

The carrier structure is extremely complex. The new aircraft carrier requires about two years of equipment installation, commissioning, but also need to carry out a year or so before the sea trial, and then delivered to the Navy official service. If the 002 aircraft carrier in late or early 2019, then by the end of 2021 or early in the year, people can see the design and construction of the Chinese by the Chinese made by the second aircraft carrier officially delivered to the people's navy.

In June 2018 some experts pointed out that according to the laws of the Chinese armed forces' readiness for inclusion, the construction progress of China's third aircraft carrier is likely to exceed expectations. This undoubtedly gave military enthusiasts a booster. While the military enthusiasts were waiting, a senior netizen from a well-known military forum in China revealed a new artistic picture of the third domestic carrier in the early hours of the morning. From the outline of the photo shoot, the aircraft carrier scaffolding is still under construction. At least, it can be proven that the third aircraft carrier project is real and is under construction, breaking the rumors that Jiangnan Shipyard could not build an aircraft carrier.

Almost at the same time, another forum gave surprises in the middle of the night and shared the real status of 003 in a three-dimensional floor plan. It was said that happiness was too sudden. Some netizens interpreted that this was obviously in the factory building. During the construction of the section, it is likely that the dedication will go in 2021. It is estimated that the real body will be visible in 2019, and the news of the construction of the 003 carrier in Shanghai will be further hammered instead of a scattered news analysis.

At 22 o'clock on 06 June 2018, Chief Commander of Liaoning, who was the first time to accurately announce the domestic aircraft carrier segment in the entire network in 2015, revealed once again the latest construction progress of Chinas 003 carrier, of course, in order to prevent leakage. The commander of "Liaoning Commander" just released the hand drawing of 003 aircraft carrier's progress. It can be seen from the hand drawing of the 003 carrier's progress that the carrier 003 is still in the closed construction dock, but it is already in the state of construction of the aircraft carrier. According to this schedule, it is expected that the aircraft carrier can be moved into the dry dock in the near future. Assembling, it will be the fastest time for aircraft carriers to build.

By mid-2018 the 003 carrier has begun to build a total section in the shed. It is expected that it will be possible to carry out sub-assemblies within the dry dock soon after entering the construction phase. The construction of sub-units from the 003 carrier means that the construction level of Chinese aircraft carriers has been significantly improved. The only controversial point is whether it is worthwhile to consider whether it is worthwhile to change from steam ejection to electromagnetic ejection.

If the third carrier was started at the end of 2017, it can enter the dock in 2019. The trial will be conducted in 2022 and the combat effectiveness will be estimated to reach 2025. But because the steam catapult changed to electromagnetic ejection has been in a shutdown, and recently the news of 003 cutting steel plate, which means that it began to return to work.

By another estimate, it was expected that the 003 carrier will be officially launched before the end of 2020 with reference to the construction progress of the 002 domestic aircraft carrier. The 2021 sea trial is expected. In 2023, combat capability was formed. In January 2019 there were pictures of the aircraft carrier tail segment exposed, and it was expected to be combined with other segments to form the aircraft carrier. For such a thing, the fans were undoubtedly very excited, because the construction from the first segment of the aircraft carrier to the tail segment appeared, only after less than 6 months, refer to the aircraft carrier of the same period rebuilt. The progress of the aircraft carrier is obviously very rapid. If the aircraft carrier is built at such a speed, it is entirely possible to have a three-aircraft carrier in 2020.

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