According to China’s official media’s report on August 22, through excellent land-based training, a new group of J-15 pilots have recently passed tests of taking off and landing during the recent training on China’s aircraft carrier the Liaoning and obtained qualification for carrier pilots. 100 more words
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Source: Sputnik News
As tensions mount in the South China Sea, the country’s state television has heralded the Liaoning aircraft carrier’s expanded lethality.
Last week, Chinese TV boasted about the “growing combat capabilities” of its Liaoning (CV-16) aircraft carrier, noting that the battle platform can carry up to 20 fighter jets, bolstering Beijing’s balance of naval and aviation power in the Pacific rim amid growing tensions. 283 more words
A photograph has emerged on Chinese online forums showing that China’s land-based aircraft carrier mock-up in Wuhan, Hubei Province, is undergoing modifications.
These are likely to reflect changes between China’s first indigenous aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, which is currently being built at Dalian shipyard and the next one to be constructed, which is commonly referred to as the Type 002. 277 more words