In first, Chinese aircraft carrier performs drills in Pacific, Japanese Defense Ministry says | The Japan Times
The Defense Ministry in Tokyo confirmed Saturday that for the first time China has conducted a drill in the Pacific with its sole operating aircraft carrier.
The ministry said it had detected several apparent fighter jets being launched from the Liaoning, which was sailing eastward with six other Chinese Navy vessels some 350 km (over 200 miles) south of Japan’s westernmost island of Yonaguni, in Okinawa Prefecture, on Friday morning.
Tissaye 33 指標 12小時前
Where else are they supposed to train...
candurandu 34 指標 13小時前
Since virtually all of the Chinese coast is on the Pacific, where else did they expect them to occur?
PillarsOfHeaven 10 指標 10小時前
The gist of it is that China is growing its navy and regional control in a way that is difficult to stop so there are looming fears from various countries in the area
Radiorobot [分數隱藏] 3小時前
They might be saying that they're training in the outer Pacific for the first time instead of the East China Sea, Yellow Sea, or South China Sea
tera43 2 指標 12小時前
source on the Japanese expecting them to "occur" elsewhere?
tera43 4 指標 9小時前
the japanese defense ministry confirming china's first carrier drills in the pacific shouldn't be news?
why? what qualifies as news?
thebiggestpoo 3 指標 11小時前
I like that their carrier has a jump. That must be fun to fly off.
yesididreddit 1 指標 5小時前
Most aircraft carriers have ramps actually. The newer ones don't.
KesMonkey [分數隱藏] 4小時前
Nope. Most aircraft carriers don't have "ramps" (they're called ski-jumps).
GotanThief 0 指標 13小時前
Congrats to China on their first carrier!
TheodoreLinux 11 指標 13小時前
They actually have 3. The training one, the first indigenous one, and another finishing outfitting
MostEpicRedditor 5 指標 9小時前
Their first indigenous one just finished outfitting and is now in service. Their third one is still under construction
Lord_Woodlouse 4 指標 10小時前
The training one is one they bought off the Russians, right?
MostEpicRedditor 9 指標 10小時前
They bought it off Ukraine. It was meant for the Soviets, before they imploded. It is meant mostly for training (now), but can be put to use if needed