Global Times: Y-9 ready for combat missions after completing drills in S. China Sea

A report by China’s Global Times claim that the Shaanxi Y-9 transport aircraft is now ready for combat missions after the type completed exercises in the South China Sea.

By Alert5 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The state-sponsored news outlet quoted a post by the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) on the latter’s WeChat account on Dec. 2.

The post said it was the first long-range maritime exercise for the Y-9 and air-drop missions were completed.

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