Type 003  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2030
Total Production: 1
Origin: China
Corporations: Jiangnan Shipyard
Parent System: Type 003
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2030
Total Production: 1
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Description: The Type 003 is a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier under construction in China to equip the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). With a full displacement of more than 85,000 tons the ship will carry an air wing of more than 80 aircraft including the Chinese made J-15A aircraft and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters. The J-23 or J-31 stealth fighter may also be embarked upon the new aircraft carrier. The main feature of this new aircraft carrier is that it will be equipped with electro-magnetic catapults facilitating aircraft operations. The Type 003 construction started at Shangai Jiangnan Shipyard in January 2018 and may be commissioned in the 2028-2030 timeframe.

Type 003 News

There are 2 news between
5 Jan 2018 and 7 Feb 2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018China Developing KJ-600 AEW&C Aircraft for Use Onboard Aircraft Carriers
Friday, January 5, 2018China Begins Construction of Type 003 Aircraft Carrier

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 11
Combat Aircraft
Support Aircraft

Type 003 Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
1 -2030-

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