[Ed. – Alt headline: Western news outlet fangirls China in sycophantic coverage of military activity.]
The Chinese military has publicized its latest live-fire exercise in the South China Sea, where dozens of warplanes took part in bombing runs and anti-ship missile strikes, according to state media reports.
Aircraft assigned to the South Sea Fleet, which is part of the People’s Liberation Army Southern Theater Command, released “thousands of munitions” during the drills, China’s state broadcaster said Monday.
According to its report, pilots trained in “precision strike” and “saturation attack” as warplanes flew at low altitudes and unloaded bombs, anti-ship rockets and autocannon fire at floating targets in the sea. …
The JH-7—China’s two-seater fighter-bomber, also known as the “Flying Leopard”—features heavily in the publicly released footage, which shows warplanes strafing a marked platform below the water’s surface while also dropping bombs on it.