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Visual spectacle:North Sea Fleet sets new records in high-sea training

People's Daily Online)  08:07, November 06, 2012

A joint taskforce of the North Sea Fleet of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) consisting of seven ships including the "Harbin" guided-missile destroyer and the "Shijiazhuang" guided-missile destroyer conducted a routine high-sea training in the western Pacific Ocean in early and mid October 2012. (China Military Online/Qian Xiaohu and Wang Changsong)

Edited and translated by Zhang Qian, People's Daily Online

The taskforce conducted trainings in different areas of the western Pacific Ocean on multiple subjects including security patrol in important waters, comprehensive attack and defense, fishing escort and naval escort, and battle-damage rescue in actual-combat environment, highlighting trainings across day and night, trainings in different time periods at night and confrontation drills. They also carried out mission-oriented trainings by making full use of the complex sea conditions and the diverse and variable electromagnetic environments in the sea areas of trainings.

The taskforce also organized and commanded warships and helicopters for operations based on the information system, strengthened the combat troops’ actual-combat confrontation drills and conducted specialized and refined drills on subjects including organizing security patrols, precision strikes, anti-submarine actions in ocean and comprehensive attack and defense, in a bid to improve the high-sea defense and combat capabilities of the joint taskforce.

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