Chinese fighter jets complete night landings on carrier

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Chinese fighter jets complete night landings on carrier

BEIJING: Chinese fighter pilots have carried out night landings on the country’s first aircraft carrier.

The official China Daily reported today that Pilots flying J-15 jets landed at night on the Liaoning aircraft carrier.

It said this was a complex maneuver that marked a huge leap towards gaining full combat capability.

China’s first domestically developed aircraft carrier set off on sea trials earlier this month.

The official newspaper of People’s Liberation army also said today that Chinese fighter jets have recently carried out live-fire drills in the South China Sea.      

(Reuters)