Australian warships to Zhanjiang in the Australian commandos will be joint training
joint naval exercises in the Australian scene, the implementation of China’s naval artillery firing on targets at sea
International (reporter Yang Qiong): Australian warships” Guevara Monga “frigate 26 arrived in the southern Chinese port of Zhanjiang, continue visit to China. Chinese Defense Ministry official said the ship visiting Australia to create more than the first time in the history of military exchanges, to deepen military relations is important.
Australian warship “Guevara Monga” frigate arrived in Qingdao on the 18th visit to China. During the visit to Qingdao, “Guevara Monga” was with the Chinese Navy North Sea Fleet, “Luoyang” missile frigate in the Yellow Sea, held joint maritime exercise, exercise subjects including fleet communications, joint maritime search and rescue, fleet movement, artillery fire on the sea etc., and using live ammunition.
According to the Chinese Ministry of National Defense Foreign Affairs Office of the American and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Huang Xueping Colonel introduction, the sea exercises and training methods as much as subjects in the Chinese Navy and foreign military exercises are rare. He said: “This ship visit Australia and the North Sea Fleet after joint exercises at sea, so many subjects, it should be said in the history of exchanges between the two navies is the first time. And in the fight against small targets at sea live ammunition is used, this in our joint naval exercises with other countries is also rare. “
Australia” Guevara Monga ‘frigate captain lieutenant colonel in the exercise Legacy accept our station reporter during an interview, also said China Navy with “Guevara Monga” was held in the shooting made him feel very excited. He said: “I think the most exciting part is that we will use live ammunition against the targets set in my mind, this is the first time the Chinese Navy and foreign navies such exercises. The opportunity to” Guevara Monga ” number is hard to come by, I am very excited. “
It is understood that the Australian Navy during the visit to Zhanjiang, China Marines with joint training. Huang Xueping colonel said this in the history of Australian military exchanges also the first time. He said: “To enrich the content of this exercise, we reach an agreement with Australia, they are specially equipped with 18 commandos, including six female commandos arrived in Zhanjiang, and our Marines land at subjects training, this is the first time. “
the other hand, the Chinese naval fleet in Australia 24 Tasman with Australia’s” Sydney “frigate launched a joint naval maneuver exercise.
Huang Xueping colonel said that the ships visit Australia, a long time, more content, more pragmatic. Meanwhile, the visits by the two sides will further deepen the Sino-Australian military exchanges in order to safeguard the security and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.