• China’s air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region
  • Several bombers of various types – including the long-range, nuclear strike-capable H-6K – carried out landing and take off drills at an unidentified island airfield

China’s air force has landed bombers on an airport in the South China Sea, a state newspaper said Saturday.

Several bombers of various types – including the long-range, nuclear strike-capable H-6K – carried out landing and take off drills at an unidentified island airfield after carrying out simulated strike training on targets at sea, the Chinese airforce said.

“Chinese bombers including the H-6K conduct takeoff and landing training on an island reef at a southern sea area,” China’s state-run newspaper People’s Daily posted on Twitter on Friday.

A statement from the Defense Ministry late Friday said the exercise was conducted on an island reef, but it did not specify when or where, saying only that it took place recently at a “southern sea area.”

This move fueled further concerns in the South East region about Beijing’s claims over disputed regions.

Sources :

BBC, ABC News, Twitter