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Chinese aircraft conduct touch-and-go training on flattop for 10 days, over 200 exercises conducted in total

  • May 14, 2022
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

On May 13, the Defense Ministry’s Joint Staff Office announced that it had confirmed on May 12 that helicopters and fighter jets were taking off from and landing on the Chinese Navy’s aircraft carrier Liaoning, which is deployed south of Okinawa. The takeoff and landing exercises started on May 3 and this was the tenth consecutive day on which they were conducted. Over 200 exercises have been conducted thus far. The exercises on May 12 were conducted about 220 kilometers south of Ishigakijima, Okinawa, from around 9 a.m. to around 8 p.m. Two guided-missile destroyers escorted the carrier.

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