Thursday, September 16, 2021

Chinese Air Force holds Red Sword-2017 exercise in deep desert

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLA Air Force) has conducted “Red Sword-2017” systemic confrontation training exercise in a deep desert in late November 2017.

According to PLA Air Force official, The “Red Sword-2017”, involving various arms of services from the PLA Air Force, such as aviation, ground-to-air missile, radar, electronic countermeasure troops, aimed to beef up the PLA Air Force’s systematic combat capabilities.

More: PLA Navy releases photos of KJ-200 AWACS aircraft during a flight training…

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The multi-types of Chinese aircraft in “Red Sword-2017” exercise, included the modern Chinese fighter jets, H-6K bombers, KJ-2000 and KJ-500 airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft.

The “Red Sword-2017” is one of the four key training brands of the PLA Air Force, along with the “Golden Dart”, “Golden Helmet” and “Blue Shield”.

Photo by Fan Yishu

Photo by Fan Yishu

Photo by Fan Yishu

Photo by Fan Yishu

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