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Chinese air craft carrier group reaches initial operational capability

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