Chinese Aircraft Carrier Partipates in 1st Live Fire Drills

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    China's first aircraft carrier conducts maiden live-fire drills


    BEIJING: China's first aircraft carrier battle group has carried out its maiden live-fire exercises on a massive scale, in a show of strength amid South China Sea and Taiwan.

    Aircraft carrier 'Liaoning' conducted the mammoth drills with live ammunition in the Bohai Sea involving dozens of ships and aircraft as well as several air-to-air, air-to-ship and ship-to-air missiles, the PLA Navy said in a statement.

    The exercise was aimed at testing combination of various types and numbers of ships to optimise the carrier's combat ability, the navy said.

    The carrier, destroyers and frigates carried out exercises covering air interception, sea-based attacks and air-defense as well as reconnaissance, early warning and anti-missile systems.

    The carrier's original design allows it to carry about 30 fixed-wing aircraft.

    More here:
    http://m.timesofindia.com/world/chi...den-live-fire-drills/articleshow/56016324.cms
     
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    Osmanovic 1st Lieutenant

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    China flexing for Trump.
     
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    Chinese aircraft carrier is only good for training and exercises. It is not a war machine.
     
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    You know it becouse your Vikramaditya also was build as 1143 Cruiser?
    She is a cruiser with aircraft carring capability, not classical carrier (floating airfield).
     
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