MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Sea of Japan, the 3-day joint exercise of the Navy (Navy) of the Russian Federation and the Navy of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) “Sea Interaction-2021” has ended.
During the practical stages of the exercise in the naval training grounds, the ships of the two countries worked out the tasks of mine defense of ships with the execution of artillery fire at the mock-ups of floating mines.
In the episode of the destruction of a mock enemy ship, Russian and Chinese sailors conducted artillery fire at a towed sea target shield.
As part of the air defense training of the detachment, the ships counteracted the multifunctional Su-30SM fighters of the Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Eastern Military District and the helicopters of the Pacific Fleet’s naval aviation.
The sailors of Russia and China have worked out joint tactical maneuvering and communication organization.
At the final stage of the Maritime Interaction-2021 exercise, the ships of the Russian Navy and the PLA Navy, with the support of anti-submarine aircraft, carried out a joint search and blockade of a simulated enemy submarine in the designated area. Pilots of carrier-based helicopters simulated landing on Allied ships with hovering over helipads.
In total, during the exercise, Russian and Chinese sailors performed more than 20 different combat exercises.
The joint Russian-Chinese naval exercise “Maritime Interaction-2021” was held in the Sea of Japan from October 14 to 17. The Russian Navy was represented on it by warships and support vessels of the Pacific Fleet: the large anti-submarine ship “Admiral Panteleev”, the corvettes of the project 20380 “Hero of the Russian Federation Aldar Tsydenzhapov” and “Loud”, two base minesweepers, a submarine of the project 877 “Ust -Bolsheretsk “, as well as a missile boat and a rescue tug.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) naval forces deployed the destroyers Kun Ming and Nan Chang, the corvettes Bin Zhou and Liu Zhou, as well as a diesel submarine, an integrated supply ship and a rescue vessel.
For reference: For the first time naval maneuvers with the participation of the fleets of the Russian Federation and the PRC took place in August 2005 in the Yellow Sea. Then they were part of the large-scale military exercises Peace Mission 2005, organized under the auspices of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Since 2012, outside the SCO framework, the annual specialized naval exercises “Maritime Interaction” have been held, aimed at strengthening the combat capability of Russia and China to jointly counter threats at sea.
In 2020, the Maritime Interaction exercise was not conducted due to the restrictive measures in force in connection with the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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