China's aircraft carrier formation takes drills to East China Sea

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-04-24 10:17
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More than 600 officers onboard the carrier Liaoning stand in formation on deck to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on April 23, 2018. [Photo/VCG]

ABOARD LIAONING AIRCRAFT CARRIER -- The Chinese aircraft carrier formation, featuring the carrier Liaoning, has undertaken live combat drills in the East China Sea.

On Sunday, the formation took part in anti-aircraft and anti-submarine warfare training with an "opposing force."

According to training commanders, upon detecting "enemy" aircraft using radar systems, the flotilla's ships swiftly changed positions and raised guns for defense. J-15 planes took off to intercept "enemy" jets.

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