Mon, 26 Nov 2012 07:15:00 GMT | By PTI

China now capable of deploying jets on aircraft carrier: Navy

Chinese pilots have mastered their skills to ensure take-off and landing on the aircraft carrier, especially under unfavourable conditions


China now capable of deploying jets on aircraft carrier: Navy (© Reuters)

Beijing: China is now capable of deploying fighter jets on its first aircraft carrier after successful landing exercises on it, a senior navy officer has said.

Chinese pilots successfully landed and took off the J-15 jet from ‘The Liaoning’ aircraft carrier on Sunday.

Pilots have mastered key skills to ensure the success of the take-off and the landing, especially under unfavourable conditions such as poor visibility and unstable airflow, Vice-Admiral Zhang Yongyi, a deputy commander of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, has said.

“It’s like ‘dancing on a knifepoint’ as aircraft have to land on a very limited space,” Zhang was quoted by state-run Xinhua news agency as saying, while commenting on the successful flight landing recently conducted on ‘The Liaoning’

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