BEIJING, Nov. 30 -- According to the China-Russia annual military cooperation schedule, the air forces of the two countries conducted routine joint aerial strategic patrol in the air space over the waters of the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea and the west Pacific Ocean on November 30.
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force sends H-6K strategic bombers, YU-20 tanker aircraft and J-16 fighter jets to this joint patrol mission. Picture shows a YU-20 tanker aircraft performs an aerial refueling with two J-16 fighter jets.
Picture shows a Russian Tu-95MS strategic missile-carrying bomber and a Chinese J-16 fighter jet perform a joint aerial patrol mission. The exchange visits of warplanes to airfields in each other's territories during the patrol reflect the joint training level of the two militaries.