These exercises seek to deepen Russian-Chinese strategic interaction and increase cooperation and friendship between their armed forces.
On Thursday, Russian and Chinese authorities launched the “2021 Joint Sea” military exercise in the Sea of Japan. They will conduct a series of attack drills and maneuvers to counter possible assaults.
The Russian Army specified that the joint maneuvers will take place between Oct. 14 and 17. The Russian Navy will use the large anti-submarine warfare ship Admiral Panteleyev, the Project 877 submarine, several warships, and a rescue tug.
The Chinese warships include the destroyers Kunming and Nanchang, the corvettes Qinzhou and Luzhou, a diesel submarine, a supply ship, and a rescue vessel.
In addition, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) sent to the exercise site 12 aircraft and helicopters from the Pacific Fleet Naval Aviation and the Chinese Navy.
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In their maneuvers, both countries will practice joint tactical maneuvering and mine countermeasures for naval groups. They will also hold artillery firings against sea targets and hunt down and block a notional enemy’s submarine in a designated area.
These exercises seek to deepen Russian-Chinese strategic interaction of forces and increase cooperation and friendship between their armed forces.
The latest China-Russia military exercise took place in Ningxia in August. On that occasion, the Chinese army used HQ-17 defense missiles, which were can shoot down "all types of aerial threats", including stealth fighter jets, uncrewed combat aircraft, and cruise missiles.
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