The latest footage of China’s third aircraft carrier, CNS Fujian, has sparked internet speculation about sea trials.
CNS Fujian’s Electrifying Debut Sparks Speculation on Sea Trials
Recent TV news coverage on China Central Television’s Xinwen Lianbo show has highlighted CNS Fujian’s launch. The footage showed the aircraft carrier’s three electromagnetic catapult tracks, raising questions about its sea trials readiness.
PLA Navy officer Yin Hongxin disclosed plans to conduct mooring testing on CNS Fujian in the new year. After being towed out of the dry dock at Jiangnan Shipyard, China’s second homegrown aircraft carrier was unveiled in Shanghai last year. When finished, the enormous carrier displaces about 80,000 metric tons of water.
Huanqiu.com said this month that the Fujian may shortly begin sea trials. The vessel appears ready for this major development phase with technical staff and mooring trials.
PLA Navy’s Advancements: Anticipation Grows for CNS Fujian’s Sea Trials
Two 50,000-ton carriers, the CNS Liaoning and CNS Shandong, are operated by the PLA Navy. The Liaoning had 10 sea trials before service, while the Shandong had nine.
CNS Fujian’s sea trials are anticipated because of China’s naval technical advancements. The unveiling and trials demonstrate the nation’s commitment to marine naval strength.
CNS Fujian footage showing its electromagnetic catapult tracks increases to concerns about China’s aircraft carrier technology. The international world is curious about China’s naval capabilities’ future developments and strategic implications as the PLA Navy advances.