A Maxar Technologies high-resolution satellite photo of China’s third aircraft carrier under construction. (Click to enlarge) CSIS/Maxar Technologies 2021
* Satellite imagery shows China has made significant progress on its new carrier in recent weeks.
* A CSIS analysis of the latest imagery said that certain aspects of the design can now be confirmed.
* Different from its predecessors, the ship has a flat flight deck and catapults.
China has made significant progress on its newest aircraft carrier in recent weeks, according to an analysis of the latest satellite imagery.
High-resolution satellite photos taken in May by Maxar Technologies and analyzed by experts at the Center for Strategic and International Studies showed the carrier taking shape at Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, but there was still a lot of work to be done.
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WNU Editor: The progress that they have made in building this new aircraft carrier in such a short period of time is truly impressive.