11 Aralık 2012 Salı
PLA Air Force Holds Confrontation Air-Combat Testing Assessment
Over 100 elite pilots from 14 aviation brigades/regiments of the Air Force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) piloted their fighters to conduct an “air-combat” unprecedented in terms of both scale and intensity at an experimental training base of the PLA Air Force in the desert in northwest China from November 19 to 30, 2012.
This is the largest confrontation air-combat testing assessment of the PLA Air Force in recent years.
The test contents included electromagnetic interference suppression and melee combat by rapidly approaching to the enemy under no guidance. Both sides have to adopt mid-range attack, close fighting and even “hand-to-hand combat” of guns.
In order to make the air combat fiercer, the command post ordered that the altitude of the aerial battlefield has no restrictions when the distance between the two sides is over XX km; when the distance reaches XX km, the altitude difference will be figured out via attack coordination or command; and when the distance is within XX km, either side discovering the other by sight should remove the altitude difference and immediately resort to free attacks after making report.