China's aircraft carrier formation sets out for training mission

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-25 14:46:38|Editor: Zhang Dongmiao
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A flotilla with aircraft carrier Liaoning sets out from Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, June 25, 2017, for a routine training mission. (Xinhua/Pang Zhongping)

QINGDAO, June 25 (Xinhua) -- A flotilla with aircraft carrier Liaoning set out from Qingdao in east China on Sunday for a routine training mission, a military statement said.

The naval formation includes destroyers Jinan and Yinchuan, frigate Yantai and a squadron of J-15 fighter jets and helicopters.

The training mission, like previous ones, is expected to strengthen coordination among the vessels and improve the skills of crew and pilots in different marine regions.

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