The Japanese defence ministry has released of the exercises in the Philippine Sea. Photo: Handout
The Japanese defence ministry has released of the exercises in the Philippine Sea. Photo: Handout

China’s carrier drills offer pointers to plans for future strike groups

  • The Liaoning aircraft carrier conducted high-intensity drills in the Philippine Sea this month as the PLA navy seeks to hone its skills
  • Military analysts say the exercise will provide a reference point for training and operations when the country acquires more advanced carriers

The Japanese defence ministry has released of the exercises in the Philippine Sea. Photo: Handout
The Japanese defence ministry has released of the exercises in the Philippine Sea. Photo: Handout
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