China’s Aircraft Carrier Liaoning and Its Fleet Return to Qingdao Port

China’s aircraft carrier Liaoning and its fleet returned to a military port in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province, on Friday 13.01, after completing their 20-day actual combat training in the Bohai Sea, the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea and the South China Sea.

All the training and relevant missions were conducted according to schedule. The training has helped lift the officers and soldiers’ combat capabilities, further deepened the integration of ship and aircraft, optimized the process of command and support and explored into new ways for the integration, systematization and actual combat training of the aircraft carrier and its fleet.

During the training, the carrier-borne jet fighters J-15 conducted training in such subjects as carrier-based take-off and landing, air-battle tactics and refueling for each other.

“This is a landmark, marking a new starting point for the formation and development of combat capabilities of our aircraft carrier and its fleet. We now fully have the reason to believe that we could go further and fly higher in the near future,” said Dai Mingmeng, commander of the carrier-borne air force base.