BEIJING, May 16 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force's August 1st aerobatics team has been equipped with J-10C fighter jets and will fly them at an international maritime and aerospace exhibition in Malaysia, a military spokesperson said on Tuesday.
The team will attend the 16th Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition, scheduled from May 23 to 27, said Xie Peng, spokesperson of the PLA Air Force. Xie added that it will be the team's first performance abroad since the equipment change.
The J-10C is a supersonic, multipurpose fighter jet independently developed by China that is capable of maintaining short- and medium-range air supremacy, and can strike both ground and sea targets.
The August 1st team was launched over six decades ago and was named after the date on which the PLA was founded. It has performed over 700 air shows for over 700 delegations from more than 170 countries and regions.