Aircraft carriers are the capital ships of navy fleets. In the last years, China has started the construction of additional carriers at a rapid pace, posing a serious challenge to the balance of military powers in the Indo-Pacific seas.
This document gathers detections and identifications on optical satellite imagery for the three Chinese PLAN aircraft carriers. Preligens content and expert teams are pleased to detail:
- Detection & identification of the Type 001, Type 002 and of the newly launched Type 003 ;
- A study of their homeports and related infrastructures;
- A monitoring for recent movements of those 3 assets.
The report can be dowloaded at this link.