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Sunday, June 28, 2015

J-15 fighters being prepped for Beijing's V-J Day parade

J-15 Flying SharkPilots of J-15 carrier-based fighters from the People's Liberation Army Navy are currently been trained at Tongzhou of Hebei province for their participation of the V-J Day military parade held in Beijing on Sep. 3, according to Duowei News, a news outlet operated by overseas Chinese.

Designed as China's first-generation carrier-based fighter, the J-15 can be equipped with air-to-air missiles, anti-ship missiles and precision guided munitions. It shares various similar characteristics with the Russian-built Su-33 fighter and even the American-built F/A-18C.

Referred to as the Flying Shark, the J-15 had already begun its service aboard Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier which it received from the Ukraine back in 2002.

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