Sunday, November 25, 2012

Maiden Landing of J-15 Jet on China's new aircraft carrier

There were lot of cheers and clapping on Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, when a J-15 fighter jet landed on the carrier for the first time.

Screen shot J-15 landing on the Chinese aircraft carrier

The Chinese-made J-15 fighter landed on the 300m (990ft) former Soviet carrier during recent exercises, China's defence ministry said on Sunday.

The Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, entered into service in September.


China says the vessel has had extensive sea trials and will increase its capacity to defend state interests.

Analysts say the aircraft carrier will allow Beijing to help project its military might in territorial disputes.

[ via BBC News ]
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