Beijing, Aug 19: The aerobatic team of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force will stage its first overseas airshow with J-10 jet fighters in Moscow, officials said.
The team will join its Russian counterpart at the 11th Moscow airshow at Ramenskoye airport between Aug 27 and Sep 1, Xinhua reported.
Since it was established 51 years ago, the team has performed for 668 delegations from 166 countries and regions, but the Moscow tour marks the team’s first show abroad.
The participation will help strengthen political ties, mutual military trust, and cooperation between the armed forces of China and Russia, said Zhuang Kezhu, air force commander of the Beijing Military Area Command.
The Bayi team was initially equipped with J-5 aircrafts. It has been gradually updating the fleet. The third generation of home-built J-10 fighters made their maiden appearance at the 7th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in 2008.