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Chinese air craft carrier group reaches initial operational capability

Chinese air craft carrier group reaches initial operational capability June 6, 2018

Chinese Ministry of National Defence (MND) announced on 31 May that China’s first aircraft carrier group, formed around the carrier Liaoning , has reached initial operational capability (IOC).

According to the state-owned China Daily newspaper, Liaoning and its escorts headed into the South China Sea after taking part in the Fleet Review on 12 April, and “conducted a series of combat training operations, practising air defence, anti-ship and anti-submarine tactics, and strikes against land targets”.

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