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Chinese aircraft resume touch-and-go training on flattop

  • May 16, 2022
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

On May 15, the Defense Ministry’s Joint Staff Office announced that it had confirmed on May 14 that helicopters and fighter jets were taking off from and landing on the Chinese Navy’s aircraft carrier Liaoning, which is deployed about 300 kilometers southwest of Okidaitojima, Okinawa. The carrier apparently moved eastward from its previous position south of Ishigakijima, which is close to Taiwan. The takeoff and landing exercises were observed every day from May 3 to May 12. The takeoff and landing on May 14 occurred from 9 a.m. to around 9 p.m. Two missile destroyers and one fast combat support ship sailed with the carrier.

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