China presents Fujian, its most advanced aircraft carrier

Fujian, o novo porta-aviões chinês, foi apresentado em Xangai.
Fujian, the new Chinese aircraft carrier, was presented in Shanghai.| Photo: Playback/Twitter

In a lavish ceremony at the Jiagnan Shipyard in Shanghai, China presented this Friday (17) its third and most advanced aircraft carrier. Named Fujian, the ship is the first with a catapult system, similar to the one used by US aircraft carriers. The system allows you to launch a greater variety of aircraft faster and with more ammunition.

According to the state news agency Xinhua, the Fujian is also equipped with blocking devices and full load shifting of more than 06 a thousand tons. It joins Shandong and Liaoning, acquired from Ukraine and reformed.

The Chinese have the largest naval force in the world and aircraft carriers are strategic within this arsenal. However, the country is still improving its ability to operate the ships and integrate them into battle groups, something the United States has been doing for decades.2022

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