China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier conducts first live-fire drill as Beijing shows off military might


Two J-15 fighters about to launch from the desk of the Liaoning during the drill. Photo: AFP

Two J-15 fighters about to launch from the desk of the Liaoning during the drill. Photo: AFP

Missiles are fired from the Liaoning aircraft carrier during its first live-fire drill. Photo: AFP

Missiles are fired from the Liaoning aircraft carrier during its first live-fire drill. Photo: AFP

A J-15 fighter jet fires a missile during the drill. Photo: chinanews.com

A J-15 fighter jet fires a missile during the drill. Photo: chinanews.com

The above photos are taken from SCMP’s report today. According to SCMP CCTV broadcasted a footage of China’s first aircraft carrier’s first life-fire drill. SCMP’s report “China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier conducts first live-fire drill as Beijing shows off military might” today shows the CCTV footage.

SCMP says, “During the drill, the Liaoning and several destroyers carried out tasks including an air interception, a sea assault, and anti-air and anti-missile exercises, aided by ­J-15 carrier-borne fighters. According to CCTV, the ­J-15s launched several missiles, which all hit their targets.

Full text and the footage can be found at http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2055138/chinas-liaoning-aircraft-carrier-conducts-first-live.

Source: SCMP “China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier conducts first live-fire drill as Beijing shows off military might”

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