Pentagon: China likely training pilots to target US
August 17, 2018 | World | No Comments|
Washington (CNN)China is actively developing its fleet of long-range bombers and “likely” training its pilots for missions targeting the US, according to a new Pentagon report.
“Over the last three years, the PLA has rapidly expanded its overwater bomber operating areas, gaining experience in critical maritime regions and likely training for strikes against US and allied targets,” the report says, using the acronym for the People’s Liberation Army, the official name of the Chinese military.
The report, which is mandated by Congress, details Chinese military developments over the previous year.