A satellite image of the Jiangnan shipyard in Shanghai, taken on Tuesday, shows the dry dock has been flooded. Photo: Planet Labs
A satellite image of the Jiangnan shipyard in Shanghai, taken on Tuesday, shows the dry dock has been flooded. Photo: Planet Labs

Chinese shipyard ready to launch Type 003 aircraft carrier, satellite images show

  • The dry dock has been flooded so the vessel can be floated, and banners with political slogans and flags can be seen on the warship
  • After it is launched, the carrier will go through a process of testing and equipment installation that analysts say will take years

A satellite image of the Jiangnan shipyard in Shanghai, taken on Tuesday, shows the dry dock has been flooded. Photo: Planet Labs
A satellite image of the Jiangnan shipyard in Shanghai, taken on Tuesday, shows the dry dock has been flooded. Photo: Planet Labs
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