China has tested electromagnetic catapults for a new aircraft carrier
Recently, Chinese military blogs reported on successful ground tests of electromagnetic catapults created for the PRC's third aircraft carrier.
The tests were carried out by the 701st Research Institute of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation. The aircraft carrier Type 003A is being built at a shipyard in Shanghai. In the summer of 2020, the 320-meter ship suddenly disappeared from the field of view of American satellites, causing a lot of noise. The networks said that the aircraft carrier was transferred to a closed dock to install a number of systems. And recently there were renders of a finished aircraft carrier with an air wing.
Electromagnetic catapults are planned to equip not only an aircraft carrier, but also a promising landing ship of project 076. He needs a device to launch heavy deck drones GJ-11.