China is rapidly building its new aircraft carrier amid tensions with many countries of the world including India, America. Recently, pictures taken from close range of this carrier are showing that this new warship of China will be ready soon. Named Type 003, this aircraft carrier is equipped with a modern catapult or electro magnetic aircraft launch system. There are already two ski jump aircraft carriers operating in the Chinese Navy.
Project started in 2018
According to a report by the South China Morning Post, the construction of the
tiktok user shared the picture
A few days ago a Tiktok user from China posted a closeup photo of this aircraft carrier. It was shot at the drydock of Jiangnan Shipyard. As soon as this photo went viral, it was removed. The image shows two elevators on the starboard side of the aircraft carrier and two elevators on the port side. With the help of these elevators, the planes are moved from the flight deck to the hangar.
Chinese ski jump aircraft carrier
Four elevators that brought planes appeared
The more lift an aircraft carrier has, the greater will be its ability to lift and carry aircraft. The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers of the US Navy have four lifts. At the same time, their number is 3 in the state-of-the-art Ford class. The previous two aircraft carriers in China also had two lifts each. Last July, satellite images showed that the plane was still in drydock. But in the latest pictures, most of this aircraft is seen ready.
The ship will be equipped with Electro Magnetic Aircraft Launch System
China’s Type 001 and Type 002 class of aircraft carriers have ski jump ramps. This is how aircraft takeoff. However, the new aircraft carrier of the Type 003 class is fitted with the world’s most advanced Electro Magnetic Aircraft Launch System. The system is similar to the technology in the US Navy’s new generation USS Gerald R Ford class aircraft carrier.
aircraft carrier with american catapult system
What is Electro Magnetic Aircraft Launch System
The Electro Magnetic Aircraft Launch System is the most powerful system of any aircraft carrier. With the help of this, heavy ships are launched into the air during takeoff from a small runway. If an aircraft carrier has a ski jump ramp instead, heavy fighter jets cannot be deployed on it.
India does not have this technology
India’s current INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier also has a ski jump ramp. For this reason, no heavy fighter jet can be deployed on it. This warship currently operates the MiG-29K aircraft made in Russia. At the same time, a few months ago, the practice of landing and takeoff of the indigenous LCA Navy was also done from this aircraft carrier.