The carrier is being built at Shanghai’s Jiangnan dockyard. Photo: WeChat
The carrier is being built at Shanghai’s Jiangnan dockyard. Photo: WeChat

China delays launch of Type 003 aircraft carrier for unknown reason – are technical problems at fault?

  • The launch had been expected during Friday’s Dragon Boat Festival but was delayed for an unexplained reason
  • Work on the carrier will continue and analysts say it will take years before the vessel is combat-ready

The carrier is being built at Shanghai’s Jiangnan dockyard. Photo: WeChat
The carrier is being built at Shanghai’s Jiangnan dockyard. Photo: WeChat
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