Chinese Air Force holds Red Sword-2017 exercise in deep desert

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The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLA Air Force) has conducted “Red Sword-2017” systemic confrontation training exercise in a deep desert in late November 2017.

According to PLA Air Force official, 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.

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The multi-types of Chinese aircraft in “Red Sword-2017” exercise, included the modern Chinese fighter jets, H-6K bombers, KJ-2000 and KJ-500 airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft.

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The “Red Sword-2017” is one of the four key training brands of the PLA Air Force, along with the “Golden Dart”, “Golden Helmet” and “Blue Shield”.

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This article is written by Dylan Malyasov (Editor-in-chief at Defence Blog)