China to expand helicopter patrol escort fleet range to prevent piracy
Chinese naval officers and men of the fifth fleet escort to check suspicious boat
newspaper Gulf of Aden on May 13 Xinhua correspondent Zhang, Cao Haihua special correspondent reports: “helicopter deployment!” 8 am local time 11 30 pm, is the implementation of Article 197 escort missions, “Guangzhou” ship ship-borne helicopters scrambled, before the patrol. This is the fifth Chinese naval escort fleet further with the recent pirate attacks crazy reality, to enhance rapid response capabilities, expand all-round training and escort capabilities targeted measures.
waters for escort target number of suspicious circumstances, an extension of the formation to escort ships, helicopters, patrol to expand the scope of measures to improve early warning capabilities; small targets at sea for the night, find it difficult to identify the difficult handling difficult situations, rational allocation of resources to observe warning, as far as possible the early discovery, early reporting, early disposal. Formation is also timely to revise and improve a variety of tactical use of the program, the officers and men in high-intensity training in honing willpower.
correspondent in the training scene, despite the misty night, the sea mist, but still ongoing low altitude helicopter patrols at night, taking off and landing training; despite high wind and waves, choppy, but the commandos still take the boats to sail cover, climbing and other anti-hijacking drill merchant.
order to improve the ability of dealing with sudden situations, escort fleet has been focused on the small arms fire, marine verification, observation of early warning, deterrence ship-union resistance, complex conditions such as flight training courses to enhance rapid response capabilities and anti-hijacking rescue skills training. After intensive training, everyone has a climbing commandos merchant, high-altitude downhill, diving operational capacity. Ship-borne helicopters ready to take off from time shortened by nearly a quarter than ever before.
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