China’s two aircraft carriers complete training, sea trials: Military spokesman

China’s two aircraft carriers Liaoning and Shandong have completed routine training and sea trials, a spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defence said on Thursday.

The training was aimed at testing the performance of the aircraft carriers’ weapons and equipment, improving the training level of such warships and honing the capabilities of personnel to fulfill missions.

Senior Colonel Tan Kefei, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defence, made the remarks during an online press briefing when asked about US media reports that the two Chinese aircraft carriers have performed maritime training missions at the same time to improve the capability of “Dual Carrier Operations”.

Liaoning, a refit of the Soviet-era ship which was commissioned in 2012, is already operational.

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