PLA Air Force holds "Red Sword-2017" in deep desert

Source:China Military Online Published: 2017/11/30 15:03:39

Multi-types of Chinese aircraft taxi on the runway before takeoff during the "Red Sword-2017" systemic confrontation training exercise held by the Chinese PLA Air Force in deep desert in late November, 2017. 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. It is one of the four key training brands of the PLA Air Force, along with the "Golden Dart", "Golden Helmet" and "Blue Shield". (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Fan Yishu)


 

A H-6K fighter bomber taxies towards the runway before takeoff during the "Red Sword-2017" systemic confrontation training exercise held by the Chinese PLA Air Force in deep desert in late November, 2017. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Fan Yishu)


 

A KJ-2000 airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft takes off for a flight training exercise during the "Red Sword-2017" systemic confrontation training exercise held by the Chinese PLA Air Force in deep desert in late November, 2017. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Fan Yishu)


 

A J-11 fighter jet taxies down onto the runway after a combat sortie of the "Red Sword-2017" systemic confrontation training exercise held by the Chinese PLA Air Force in deep desert in late November, 2017. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Yang Jun)


 

Two pilots exchange experience after the flight training of the "Red Sword-2017" systemic confrontation training exercise held by the Chinese PLA Air Force in deep desert in late November, 2017. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Yang Jun)


 

Pilots get settled in the cockpits of their fighter jets prior to combat sorties during the "Red Sword-2017" systemic confrontation training exercise held by the Chinese PLA Air Force in deep desert in late November, 2017. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Yang Jun)


 

Pilots walk out of the airfield in queue after a successful combat sortie during the "Red Sword-2017" systemic confrontation training exercise held by the Chinese PLA Air Force in deep desert in late November, 2017. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Yang Jun)


 

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