BEIJING (November 25, 2012)--China's official news agency says the country has successfully landed a fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier.
The Xinhua News Agency reports the landing exercise marked the debut of a J-15 fighter jet, a carrier-based fighter-bomber developed by China.
Citing unnamed naval sources, Xinhua reported Sunday that the carrier platform and J-15 capabilities met all requirements and achieved "good compatibility."
Xinhua says the J-15 is able to carry anti-ship, air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles and precision-guided bombs.
China's Liaoning ship formally entered into service in September, underscoring China's ambitions to be a leading Asian naval power, but it is not expected to carry a full complement of planes or be ready for combat for some time.
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