Lots of J-11s Attack Targets on Sea and Beach in Live-ammunition Drill


J-11s taking off in the live-ammunition drill. Photo from CCNV footage

J-11s taking off in the live-ammunition drill. Photo from CNTV footage

J-11s attack surface and coastal targets in the live-annunition drill. Photo from CNTV footage

J-11s attack surface and coastal targets in the live-annunition drill. Photo from CNTV footage

China’s official military forum mil.huanqiu.com says in its report yesterday that in the military drill from 19 to 21 July before the Hague arbitration ruling. Tens of J-11s attacked surface and coastal targets with hundreds of intelligent mines.

It was a drill within an area close to Chinese mainland that Chinese air force based in the south must be familiar with, but the report says the drill aims at training fighter jet pilots’ capabilities of fighting in unfamiliar areas. Does that means fighting in areas far away from China, I wonder?

Source: mil.huanqiu.com “J-11 fighters attack surface targets in military drill in South China Sea military drill” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)

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One Comment on “Lots of J-11s Attack Targets on Sea and Beach in Live-ammunition Drill”

  1. Steve says:

    There is nothing to shoot or fight locally on Philippines soil. The only possible scenario is that China may be occupying Huangyan island. If so, there could be a possible confrontation militarily with the US airforce and PH/US military bases. However, to perform this operation, the J-11s should be based on those engineered islands supported by naval capabilities. But, it would be extremely difficult for the US to counter strike due to China’s geographical advantages.

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