China’s Aircraft Carrier Has More J-15s and Qualified Pilots


Busy taking off of J-15 from China's aircraft carrier the Liaoning. Mil.huanqiu.com photo

Busy taking off of J-15 from China’s aircraft carrier the Liaoning. Mil.huanqiu.com photo

According to China’s official media’s report on August 22, through excellent land-based training, a new group of J-15 pilots have recently passed tests of taking off and landing during the recent training on China’s aircraft carrier the Liaoning and obtained qualification for carrier pilots. That has greatly enhanced the carrier’s combat capabilities as there is also substantial increase in J-15 fighter jets on the ship.

Mil.huanqiu.com says that the success in training those carrier pilots is also a milestone in China’s development of aircraft carriers.

Source: mil.huanqiu.com “A new group of carrier-based aircraft pilots have taken off and landed on aircraft carrier to further enhance the combat capabilities of the Liaoning” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)


4 Comments on “China’s Aircraft Carrier Has More J-15s and Qualified Pilots”

  1. Joseph says:

    The Liaoning is a training aircraft carrier, after all. Its purpose is to produce qualified trained pilots. A good training facility always have full arsenal of training, thus more J-15s. Otherwise how would the pilots train with lack of planes? At least the Liaoning is fully fitted for continous missions. American USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Ronald Reagan were only fitted for single mission. I doubt USS Stennis had even a single plane on board on its ‘continous’ mission to patrol the SCS.

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  2. Foxhound says:

    …there is also substantial increase in J-15 fighter jets

    With their indigenous WS-10 B ?

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    • Joseph says:

      It does not really matter if it is indigenous as long as it is reliable. ‘Indigenous’ was often used by the West to wound the pride of their opponents. Look what ‘indigenous’ has brought to Indian weapon industry. Nothing. Many wars were not won by mastering indigenous technology. The American used British Rolls Royces engines in many conflicts. In the Vietnam War, many American special forces prefered the more reliable Russian/Chinese AK-47 over their indigenous American M-16 rifles to complete their missions. They did the same on Afghanistan and Iraq. As far as the last crusade, the Ottoman used Chinese cannons, acquired from the Mongols, to breach the impenetrable walls of Konstantinople.

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      • Foxhound says:

        It does not really matter if it is indigenous as long as it is reliable.
        Good remark. 😉
        Indeed it was an unfortunate pleonasm, as when we talk about Taihang WS-1X, they are necessary produced in China, hence there are 100% chinese.

        Else no use to talk more about US hardware, we know all what does it mean.

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