Pilots of J-15 carrier-based fighters from the People's Liberation Army Navy attended the parade of 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.
Designed as China's first-generation carrier-based fighter, the J-15 can be equipped with air-to-air missiles, anti-ship missiles and precision guided munitions. It shares various similar characteristics with the Russian-built Su-33 fighter and even the American-built F/A-18C. Referred to as the Flying Shark, the J-15 had already begun its service aboard Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier which it received from the Ukraine back in 2002.
In addition to the J-15, other advanced military aircraft of the PLA Air Force and Navy including the J-10A fighter, JH-7A fighter bomber, HY-6 aerial refueling aircraft and J-11B fighter will carry out demonstration flights during the V-J Day parade. Among the four J-11B fighters participating the military parade, only one of them is equipped with the domestic Taihang engine.