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PLA Navy use JL-9 for carrier pilot training

Latest footages from China Central Television showed that the PLA is using the Guizhou JL-9 (Jiaolian-9) jet trainer for its naval pilots to practice aircraft carrier landing. The two-seater trainer aircraft is seen fitted with a under-fuselage tail arresting hook for landing on the simulated carrier deck on the land. However, the mediocre performance of the aircraft means that it may not be able to take off from the carrier deck without a major upgrade on its powerplant.