Russia and China began maneuvers in the Sea of Japan
MOSCOW, ($1=71.44 Russian Rubles) – A joint Russian-Chinese naval exercise “Sea Interaction-2021” is being held in the Sea of Japan from October 14 to 17, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Federation statement.
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“The Russian Navy is represented on it by the 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, the submarine of the project 877” Ust -Bolsheretsk “, as well as a missile boat and a rescue tug,” the message says.
From the Chinese People’s Liberation Army [PLA] naval forces, 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 are involved. The day before, a detachment of Chinese ships arrived at the anchorage area in the water area of Peter the Great Bay.
In addition to the ship component, 12 planes and helicopters of the naval aviation of the Pacific Fleet and the PLA Navy were involved in the Russian-Chinese exercise, the press service said.
“In the course of practical actions, the crews of the ships of the two countries will work out joint tactical maneuvering, mine countermeasures for detachments, conduct artillery fire at sea targets, search for and block a simulated enemy submarine in the designated area,” the message says.
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 “Sea 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 coronavirus.
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