HEADLINE China's aircraft carrier formation conducts exercises in S.China Sea

HEADLINE

China's aircraft carrier formation conducts exercises in S.China Sea

Xinhua

08:59, April 18, 2018

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Xinhua file photo: J-15 naval-based fighter landing on board aircraft carrier Liaoning

ABOARD LIAONING AIRCRAFT CARRIER, April 17 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese navy flotilla including aircraft carrier Liaoning has conducted a series of exercises in the South China Sea since the navy review last Thursday.

The aircraft carrier formation engaged in reconnaissance, early warning, electronic countermeasures and strikes against air, surface and land targets and submarines, said a statement from the navy Tuesday.

The exercises, imitating actual combat, were aimed at training confrontation of carrier-based aircraft, carrier group tactics and other combat abilities, said Ding Yi, deputy navy commander who oversaw the drills.

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(File photo: Xinhua)

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