Shenyang J-15

The J-15 is a carrier-based multirole fighter developed for the PLA Navy, largely based on the J-11 but with features of the Sukhoi Su-33 (‘Flanker-D’). The aircraft first flew in August 2009 and operations from China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning (CV-16) began in 2012. The Air Wing of the Liaoning operates up to 24 J-15 fighters for both air interception and ground/surface strike roles.

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