Q. Fujian, Shandong and Liaoning, recently seen in news are types of:

[A] Supercomputer

[B] Missiles

[C] Aircraft Carrier

[D] Parts of Space station

Answer: C

Explanation: Fujian Aircraft Carrier:

  • Fujian is China’s first ‘fully domestically developed and constructed’ aircraft carrier. It has been named after China’s eastern coastal province which lies across from Taiwan.
  • It joins two other carriers currently operated by China: Shandong, commissioned in 2019 and the Liaoning, bought second-hand from Ukraine in 1998.
  • The Fujian’s displacement is 80,000 tonnes, much more than the existing Chinese carriers, and comparable to the U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.
  • It also has the latest launch technology — the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS), first developed by the U.S. Navy.

Source: EPIC July 2022