Satellite imagery reveals the progress in construction of China’s third aircraft carrier. Photo: Maxar
Satellite imagery reveals the progress in construction of China’s third aircraft carrier. Photo: Maxar

China’s third aircraft carrier could launch this year – but still needs the right jets

  • Satellite images show construction has progressed considerably, with flight deck, superstructure and edges nearly complete
  • But the jets developed so far do not match the Chinese military’s requirements, insider says

Satellite imagery reveals the progress in construction of China’s third aircraft carrier. Photo: Maxar
Satellite imagery reveals the progress in construction of China’s third aircraft carrier. Photo: Maxar
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