Australia said that the Chinese navy’s first joint training of invited foreign military live-fire close-combat
Data Figure: China Jiang Wei Level II Navy,” Luoyang “missile frigate
LONDON September 27 news: Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on the 24th, the Royal Australian Navy selected China as its partner, jointly staged by the foreign military history of the country to participate in the most intense of a military exercise. Although China has never allowed the Western media earlier in the live-fire exercises on board the Navy a ship, but now times are changing.
by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation an exclusive license, take the participating Chinese Navy, “Luoyang” frigate, to observe this in the Yellow Sea coast of north China’s exercise. Reported that, “Luoyang” frigate’s cannon to align almost 3 kilometers from the target firing. Each fire over the Yellow Sea will be shrouded in haze.
In addition, to participate in joint exercises in Australia, “Guevara Monga” (Waramanga) frigate has successfully completed a live firing. For “Guevara Monga” was, this is it in the PLA Navy, “Luoyang” frigate carried out live firing exercises of the next opportunity – before, China has never and Western ships to carry out such exercises.
reported that “Guevara Monga” frigate just from the 2010 Australia’s largest international maritime exercise – exercise Kakadu extricate yourself, Thailand, Singapore and Japan have led the troops participating, but opportunities for cooperation with China is very important.
In this regard, Australia “Guevara Monga” frigate commander Bruce Legacy (Bruce Legge), said: “Although we are often the same action to other countries in the region, but it is the first meetings with China, such a complex exercise, and we look forward to the exercise. “
reported that the joint exercise will include joint helicopter operations, search and rescue exercises and personnel exchanges. Tony Cao Chinese lieutenant commander (Tony Cao, transliteration) of the drill results are satisfactory. He said: “Today we had a very good cooperation and I think it reflects our relationship.”
Following the criticism of China’s military build too much secrecy, China on a charm offensive, selected Australia partner for the exercises to show the world its peaceful intentions.
reported that China has undergone one of the reasons for this change may be between China and the U.S. military tension. China is unhappy with U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, but according to Tony Cao said the Chinese refused to invite the U.S. to participate in joint naval exercises. He said: “I think if the United States to stop selling weapons to Taiwan, stop watching us from the air or sea operations, to do so between the two countries, exchanges and cooperation are good.”
In addition, the Legacy, said that although Australia is a close ally of the United States, but the tension between Washington and Beijing government has nothing to do with them. He said: “I think there is no need for the United States appear here, because it allows Australia to focus on cooperation and we are working closely with China, we certainly do not need the U.S. to do so, you can find us in this regard was how quickly. “
In fact, in 2009, Canberra, Australia had China as the greatest strategic threat, causing the Chinese Foreign Ministry made a furious response. However, as Australia’s “Sea Hawk” helicopter flight deck in the Chinese frigate hovering over the bold maneuver performance, the conflict between the two countries has become history.
Australian Navy chief Ruth Crane pointed out that this is the Royal Australian Navy and the PLA land (sea) forces conducted a military exercise the most complex. He said: “Royal Australian Navy, the PLA land (sea) area of ??military security in the region so far have made constructive contributions welcomed Australia’s commitment to the development of a solid and positive with China defense relations, thus contributing to regional stability.”
Legacy continues: “This is the best diplomacy. There is nothing in the military exercises in close cooperation, to build the Navy and the trust and friendship between the countries of the more effective.” (Spring)