She hasn't been on Dalian for a while since 001A occupied the dock.@asif iqbal @Deino @bd popeye @Obi Wan Russell @siegecrossbow @T-U-P @Bltizo Do any of you know where, or has anyone kept an overall running list of Liaoning's deployments and cruises?
Particularly I'd like to know the longest one she has taken since she was put into PLAN service?
China MSA often announces reserved areas on the sea for drills and exercises. Much of these are close to the coast and within the East and North China Seas.
Since deployment means not in training, much of Liaoning's activities are for training J-15 crews, and that's her raison d'etre.
She doesn't have much to go anywhere in Asia before the Asiapac and the Western press all goes China threat in their headlines when she does.
She has gone past the Miyako Straits with a full battle group and into the Philippine Seas, and drilled and exercised there, which involves refueling mid sea, then either head straight back up the Miyako Straits or head around to the south of Taiwan to the South China Seas for exercises there, Hong Kong visit or in the last recent case, the huge naval parade near Hainan. After that, after a short visit to the Sanya base, head straight up through the Taiwan Straits, back to the Bohai or North China Seas.