The Shandong is China's first domestically designed, built and outfitted aircraft carrier. It carries J-15 fighter jets and other carrier-based aircraft. The Type 002 carrier was built by the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company and was launched on April 26, 2017. It was given the hull number 17, and entered service on December 17, 2019 at a naval port in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province.