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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Liaoning's limitations rule out J-15 ground attacks

J-15 Flying SharkThe Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, lacks the ability to launch attacks against ground targets with the J-15 fighters it currently deploys, according to the Sina Military Network based in Beijing on May. 5.

The PLA Navy has begun the deployment of J-15 fighters aboard the Liaoning, according to a report by state broadcaster China Central Television on May 2.

A total of 24 of the fighters can be deployed by the carrier in the future, the article estimated.

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