Air Force forges crack troops in air combat drill

China Military
Huang Panyue

J-11 fighter jets taxi toward the runway and take off successively from a military airport in northwest China on November 10, 2016. Dozens of air force units involving aviation, radar, early warning and ground-air missile troops under the PLA Eastern Theater Command are gathering in northwest China to participate in the Red Sword exercise which kicked off on Nov. 10. The Red Sword is one of the four key training brands of the PLA Air Force, along with the Golden Dart, the Golden Helmet and the Blue Shield. ( Guo Hongbo, Zhang Haishen)

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