A two-meter crack appeared on the deck of the newest Chinese aircraft carrier, Fujian.
There was a problem with China’s third aircraft carrier, the Fujian, launched last year in which a large crack formed on its deck. This incident is a huge problem for the Chinese Navy, which is actively working to expand its fleet of aircraft carriers.
BIG🚨 Major cracks were spotted on the Chinese aircraft carrier Fujian.
Recent online rumors says, one of China’s two home-built aircraft carriers allegedly has cracks on deck. Satellite images of the Fujian aircraft carrier confirms the rumor pic.twitter.com/aAL6NBF5vT
— OSINT Updates 🚨 (@OsintUpdates) June 5, 2023
Unfortunately, this is not the first time that such problems have arisen with Chinese aircraft carriers. In 2021, a similar situation occurred with the second Chinese aircraft carrier “Shandong”. A large crack was discovered in its surface, which raised serious questions about the quality of construction and use of materials.
The only exception is the first Chinese aircraft carrier “Liaoning”, which was in the past the Soviet “Varyag”. The hull of this vessel, throughout her years of operation, has not suffered from problems, confirming the high standards used in her original construction.
These incidents raise questions about the technical reliability and safety of China’s newest aircraft carriers. Perhaps these problems relate to the rapid expansion of the Chinese fleet and the rapid pace of construction of new ships. In any case, the future of China’s aircraft carrier fleet now does not look very certain, and it seems that many technical problems and challenges still have to be overcome.