Night Fighting Tests of China's J-11 Aircraft in Tibet

  • Our Bureau
  • 12:34 PM, August 11, 2015
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Night Fighting Tests of China's J-11 Aircraft in Tibet
Chinese J-11 regiment night combat training (Photo: PLA website)

China has conducted night combat training of its J-11 regiment of the PLA air force in Tibet.

“A group of J-11 heavy fighters were seen taking off amid twilight on August 9. They were engaged in a confrontation drill carried out at night,” Chinamil reported Tuesday.

The regiment has carried out various night training of air battle as part of its annual training plan.

The Shenyang J-11 aircraft is a single seat, twin-engine jet fighter. The aircraft’s airframe is based on Sukhoi-27 and is comparable to General Dynamics F-16, F/A 18 Hornet, Eurofighter Typhoon and Dassault Rafale.

To enhance the combat capability of the air force, China began to make J-11 heavy fighters by introducing from Russia the production line of Su-27 heavy fighter in 1990s. Since 2002, the China-made J-11 heavy fighters have been among the arrays of warplanes of the PLA Air Force. The J-11 and J-11A heavy fighters are now widely serving in the aviation troop units of the Air Force and the Navy of the PLA.

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