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by78

Brigadier
The official brochure of the 14th Research Institute of the China Electronics Technology Corporation (CETC) shows the fourth Chinese aircraft carrier, which is only planned to be booked. According to the Chinese media, the laying of the fourth aircraft carrier with a nuclear power plant, electromagnetic catapults and a displacement of about 80 thousand tons for the PLA Navy is planned in 2022.

I would take that with a grain of salt. It's a brochure cover from an institute not related to shipbuilding. It could well be a generic image serving as a placeholder. We all know the 4th carrier is being actively developed, and at this point no one except those directly involved with the project know what it will look like and what parameters it will have. So this image adds nothing new to what we don't already know. As for the pendant number in the image, it too should be taken with a huge grain of salt. And that carrier AWAC depicted in the image is also well known at this point.
 

LCR34

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I would take that with a grain of salt. It's a brochure cover from an institute not related to shipbuilding. It could well be a generic image serving as a placeholder. We all know the 4th carrier is being actively developed, and at this point no one except those directly involved with the project know what it will look like and what parameters it will have. So this image adds nothing new to what we don't already know. As for the pendant number in the image, it too should be taken with a huge grain of salt. And that carrier AWAC depicted in the image is also well known at this point.

Literal meaning: CETC(China Electronics Technology Corporation No 14 Institute) Big words: Analyzing minute detail of everything, will be ever victorious/invincible. Small words: Wishing all high school students taking final exam good luck (not actually "good luck" and more like Gambateh in Japanese)

Photos: Carrier group with 1 Carrier (probably 003) + 2 DDG, follow by AWACS + 2 escorts (likely J11) and a satellite.
 

by78

Brigadier
Submarine tender and rescue vessel 865 performing a deep dive exercise.

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Tam

Colonel
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Its from Minnie Chan but I don't think her observations are off here. Having extra deployment time strengthens the sailors' experience. Mentions a total of 9 new 052D that saw their commissioning this year which added to the burden.

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