Chinese Aircraft Carrier Lands First Aircraft

Xinhuanet
Monday, November 26, 2012
'Liaoning': Photo credit PLAN

China has successfully conducted a flight landing on its first aircraft carrier, the 'Liaoning'.

The taking off and landing of the homegrown J-15 aircraft has sparked interest throughout the nation.

The successful takeoff marked the carrier debut of the J-15. The J-15 is able to carry multi-type anti-ship, air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles, as well as precision-guided bombs. After its delivery to the PLA Navy on September 25th, the aircraft carrier has been undergoing a series of sailing and technical tests. Since the carrier entered service, the crew has completed more than 100 training and test programs, reports Xinhua.

The PLA Navy says the carrier platform and the J-15 have been tested, meeting all requirements. It said that the jets’ taking off and landing are part of these tests, and more systems will be tested in the near future.

Source: Xinhuanet
 

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