Another step in the development of PLA Naval Aviation. Reuters tells us the story. A J-15 making an arrested landing on Liaoning. Hardly the things of biplanes and sandbags. Fast learners, they.
Interesting assertion from Hu Jintao:
“We should make active planning for the use of military forces in peacetime, expand and intensify military preparedness, and enhance the capability to accomplish a wide range of military tasks, the most important of which is to win local war in an information age,” Hu said.
Yes, yes. Decades before they figure out carrier operations. Horrendous accident rates. Nothing to worry about. Somehow I am not convinced that their development cycle will be as long and as costly as many surmise. Not with our hard-learned lessons for them to study, and our methodology for them to emulate. Certainly their neighbors are not quite so sanguine, either.
We shall see.