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Air Force Bombers Land on Island Airport for First Time


CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
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Jun 3, 2011
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Air Force Bombers Land on Island Airport for First Time

"The People's Liberation Army Air Force landed its H-6K bomber aircraft on an airport in the South China Sea during a recent exercise, marking the first time Chinese bombers have used an airport in the region.

Several H-6Ks from an unidentified aviation division, headed by division commander Hao Jianke, took off from an undisclosed air base in South China and made a simulated strike against sea targets before landing on an island in the South China Sea, according to a statement published by the Air Force on Friday.

The aircraft then conducted takeoff drills using the island's airport, the statement said. It noted the operation provided experience for Air Force bomber units to use islands as their bases."


"Peaceful Rise" and all that. So much for the claims that China was merely using these man-made islands for benign purposes.