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The construction of China’s third aircraft carrier – the Type 002 – appears to be underway at Jiangnan Shipyard. Satellite imagery collected in April 2019 shows significant new activity since ChinaPower first analyzed the shipyard in late 2018. Click for more.
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Since opening, Jiangnan has continuously engaged in the construction, maintenance, and modification of a wide range of commercial and People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) vessels. Analysis conducted by CSIS of satellite imagery from 2011 and 2018 illustrates the degree to which the shipyard’s infrastructure has developed during the intervening seven years.