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PLA's warplanes extend operational range

(PLA Daily)

16:38, February 08, 2012

The warplane formation from South China Sea Fleet of the People's Liberation Army Navy conducts an exercise. ( Luo Yihan, Gao Hongwei and Yu Huangwei)

Edited and translated by Ye Xin, People's Daily Online

Recently, an exercise of precision strike of non-guided weapons was conducted by an aviation regiment of the South China Sea Fleet of the People's Liberation Army Navy.

In order to enhance their combat capability, the aviation regiment conducted confrontation drill in complicated electromagnetic environment and extended its operational radius from hundreds to thousands of kilometers.

The aviation regiment decreased their flight altitude from 100 meters to 50 meters during their nighttime very-low-altitude shadow flights. It also extended the penetration time from 30 seconds to 26 minutes.

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Robert in Norfolk, VA at 2012-02-17205.172.21.*
PLA must develop fully range of offensive capabilities targeting US naval/air base in Okinowa, JapanOkinowa base pose the MOST significant threat to every Chinese naval and air force bases in eastern part of China as American"s B2 bombers are capable to conduct carpet and stealth bombing on Chinese military targets and majority transportion hubs.It is vital important for Chinese stretegic missiles force to target Okinowa and Chinese submarines should most definitely conduct operation around Okinowa.
PD User at 2012-02-09220.255.1.*
What are the return sortie rates of the JH-7 fighter bomber conducting precision strike of non guided weapons in real war situation? The debut of the first generation precision guided munitions was as early in 1972 in the USAF bombing of the Thanh Hoa Bridge in North Vietnam, it speaks volumes of the immense gap between China’s air force to the world’s leading air forces including his immediate neighbors like Japan and Korea despite the unveiling of the prototype flights of the J-20 stealth fighter. Does the PLAAF or PLANAF ever learn not to use its painstaking trained pilots as cannon fodders sparingly in a shootout? Please provide up to date and effective tools for the PLAAF and PLANAF pilots do the strike sortie first time correctly, not just dropping of dumb bombs and firing of unguided rockets and hoping and praying for the 2nd strike sortie on the same target list won’t be needed.
Huoqiao at 2012-02-0875.72.239.*
believe me, now-a-days technology are goving toward smaller and smaller toward super micro small, but faster and better. These jumbo jet should also be smaller and in valume and best quality. thousands up on thousands of them would ensure the existance of China to the next century.
PD User at 2012-02-08183.39.49.*
Great and keep practising harder and smarter!

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