VIDEO: Chinese Army, Navy, Air Force Hold Real Combat Military Exercises

Tue Aug 2, 2016 09:51:13

The Chinese army, navy and air force held a series of real-combat exercises recently to celebrate the Army Day which falls on Monday, Al-Alam News Network reports.

An artillery brigade of the People's Liberation Army held military exercises recently in Qingtongxia City in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

The newly assembled self-propelled howitzers and long-distance rocket launchers made their debut and showed powerful long-range fire strike capability in the drill.

"There is a world of difference between the artillery and the artillery system even though there is only a difference of a single word. It not only shows the rapid improvement of our combat capability, but also indicates digitalized artillery will be the important direction of artillery transformation when China accelerates the transformation of its ground force. Digitalized artillery also will be a critical new combat power in the future, said Chen Baofeng, deputy commander of an artillery brigade of the 21st Group Army."

A destroyer detachment of the South Sea Fleet held a routine exercise ahead of the Army Day.

"We must not hold real-combat exercises in a routine way. We must break the rules, and plan the exercises by depending on scientific and technological innovation and war requirement, said Hu Weihua, captain of the destroyer troop."

An air division of the East Sea Fleet held a real-combat drill on Monday to test the capability of task performance and emergency response.

“The exercise we held on the Army Day can motivate the sense of mission of the officers and men and boost their sense of responsibility, courage and uprightness,” said Zhang Like, commander of the air division.

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