In China, at the Qintongxia tactical training ground, joint training of fighter crews of the Russian Aerospace Forces and the PLA Air Force took place in preparation for joint exercises “SIBU / Interaction-2021”. This was reported by the press service of the Eastern Military District.
The Russian side was represented by Su-30SM multipurpose fighters from the Air Defense Forces, transferred to China at the beginning of the month. From the PLA Air Force, J-11 fighters took part in the training(Chinese copy of the Su-27) and J-7 (MiG-21). Fighters of the two countries operated as part of one squadron, practicing interaction when operating in the air and striking ground targets.
(…) the crews carried out air strikes against conditional ground targets with high-explosive fragmentation bombs, as well as timely withdrawal from air defense equipment “the enemy”
– It said in a statement.
Strategic drills “SIBU / Interaction-2021” will be held at the Qintongxia training ground of the PLA Ministry of Defense with 9 by 13 August. From the Russian side, fighters of the Russian Aerospace Forces from the Air Defense Forces will take part in them, motorized rifle and spetsnaz unit. The Chinese side is represented by units of the Ground Forces and the PLA Air Force. In total, more than 13 thousand servicemen and about 400 pieces of equipment.