Thursday, March 07, 2013

Wanted, long range MPA

Until the new MA60 MPA enters service, the PLAN will continue to rely on their B-6 bombers for long range patrols over the South China Sea.  A role that the Chinese Tu-16 is clearly ill-suited for,

Bombers cruising in South China Sea

(Source: China Military Online)   2013-03-07

Recently, a bomber regiment of the aviation force under the South China Sea Fleet of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) successfully completed the patrolling mission over a sea area of the South China Sea after several hours of continuous flight. It is the first time for the regiment to conduct patrolling and cruising over the sea area. ( Hongwei)

Editor:Zhang Tao

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