Dozens of warplanes and an fleet of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently conducted drills in the West Pacific Ocean, navy officials here said.

Bombers, fighters and airborne early warning aircraft belonging to the naval air force of the South China Sea Fleet took off from an disclosed airport for the drills, which also involved the Navy’s 28th escort fleet that was passing by the site of the drills, said the officials from the South China Sea Fleet.

The naval air force has been conducting far-sea training on a regular basis in order to examine its combat capabilities, said the officials.

As part of the annual training program of the naval air force of the South China Sea Fleet, the drills are in line with international laws and practices and do not target any particular country, region or object, the officials added.