China's 3rd aircraft carrier launched in Shanghai

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China's 3rd aircraft carrier launched in Shanghai

China's third aircraft carrier, the CNS Fujian, is towed from its dry dock at the Jiangnan Shipyard Group in Jiangnan Shipbuilding Corp's Jiangnan Shipyard Group in Shanghai at a launch ceremony on June 17, 2022. The PHOTO XINHUA CNS Fujian, China's recently unveiled aircraft carrier, represents the country's latest achievement in naval hardware construction and incorporates a wide variety of advanced technologies.

Researchers at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, who are renowned experts in carrier rockets, have used their expertise and skills to build one of the critical parts on the colossal carrier the jet blast deflectors, among other things taking part in the massive engineering endeavor.

A blast fence is an essential component on a carrier's flight deck because it is used to block and deflect extremely hot exhaust from fighter jet engines to prevent damage and injury.

The engineers from the Aerospace Research Institute of Materials and Processing Technology developed heat-resistant paint that was used on the jet blast deflectors on the CNS Liaoning and CNS Shandong, the Fujian's two predecessors.

The institute was once again invited to participate when design work began at China State Shipbuilding Corp.

Ma Kangzhi, project manager for the paint coat project at the institute, said it was an honor for his team that they could use their expertise in rockets and spacecraft to serve the country's naval modernization drive.

He said the paint coat on the jet blast deflectors must be able to withstand scorching flame and long periods of time in a marine environment.

He said that engineers will continue to improve the paint formula because of our product, which is good heat-proofing and anticorrosive performance, can be mass-produced and easy to maintain and repair.

The Beijing-based institute specializes in advanced materials and their processing techniques. Its technologies and products are widely used in China's spaceships, carrier rockets and satellites.

China's third aircraft carrier, the Fujian, was unveiled in Shanghai on June 17 as it was towed out of its dry dock at the Jiangnan Shipyard by the China State Shipbuilding Corp.

It will be the largest and mightiest warship asian nation has ever built, and one of the world's largest naval vessels upon its completion, because it will displace more than 80,000 metric tons of water.

The carrier will undergo mooring and sea trials in the next phase to test its overall capabilities and specific equipment, the Chinese military said.