The first naval fleet to escort voyage to prepare once the standards battle
I escort merchant fleet carrier aircraft is flying. Qian Xiaohu She told reporters
hint of smoke from the “Wuhan” ship tall chimneys smell, more and more distant terminals, ships sailed unfamiliar waters – the Gulf of Aden.
which is December 26, 2008 at a military port in Hainan scene. The next 120 days and nights, across the oceans perform escort missions sailors sailed long continuous, uninterrupted high alert, the successful completion of the first escort mission.
the voyage coincided with the Navy a new generation of military training and evaluation outline the beginning, reporters follow the convoy formation, witnessed the traveled far away, long-running special training.
to set off from the tour: Use the standard preparation to fight the war
2008 年 12 23, set off three days before, the reporter went to a military port in Hainan interview.
new warships lights, a destroyer detachment office building non-stop sound of keystrokes; forces large guest house restaurant was changed to a simplified control room, the fleet heads of agencies who are surrounded by charts fine-tuning the program. The threshold of war atmosphere enveloped the entire naval port.
“Our command post is December 2, received orders, on December 19 arrived in Sanya, ready to work very hasty.” Yaojun Biao, head of the command group, told reporters: they are in the shortest possible time to be With the system of the escort, escort the region, onboard security, helicopters, fleet security program in 13 operations, improved security and defense, counter-terrorism proof, Watch and other security programs 19.
the west side of the pier, “Weishan Lake” comprehensive depot ship, moored pier, trucks, fuel trucks, water tankers, cranes, forklift back and forth. “Before visiting, generally have sufficient time to prepare a few months this time, the situation has changed.” South China Sea Fleet base in the logistics department admitted Vice Minister Liu Yi, the escort mission supplies many kinds of large quantities, preparation time tight, short shorter than 10 days, three ships to complete the task, and hundreds of tons of tons of staple foods, water supplies, ready to speed is “the same as with the war.”
Yuehua Jian, “Wuhan” missile destroyer’s flight deck, a helicopter rises slowly, into the vast darkness. “Thousands of miles long transition took only two days, leaving us with the ship, special operations training time together less than a week.” Deputy head of a carrier-based aircraft Sunzi Wu said.
speed fight to fight in the standard … … of the first men to escort just 17 days with a high quality completion of all preparations for sailing. “This shows that some of the training effort can we do in the old training program in some of our training indicators are relatively low, especially in difficult training time less than normal, this time, we follow the standards organizations to fight the pre-war preparations exactly in tune with the requirements of the new program! “commander of the formation Dujing Chen told reporters:” From the army fast, high-quality preparation point of view, the spirit of a new generation of the training program has been reflected. “
from a stranger to the battle: the whole process of continuous alert linkage
“a combat deployment!” alarm sounded, commandos into multiple combat teams, and naval firepower in the mixed group of men together with the uniform fire weapons, a few minutes to complete the deployment of troops.
sailing all the way, all the way to training. Escort fleet through the South China Sea, Malacca Strait, Gulf of Aden directed training has not stopped. “The whole exercise, the purpose is to allow officers always maintain a good state of combat readiness, rapid reaction forces and to improve the ability to deal with crisis situations.” Commandos captain Xiezeng Ling said.
“and escort to visit the biggest difference is that there is no enemy to visit, escort a combat mission.” Many times with the ship’s visit and this is felt deep deputy commander Yandun Ping: “The risk is far greater than escort visit! “
” suspicious pirate boat! “” helicopter deployment! “” flares! “” Fire Bomb Earthquake! “” fired warning shots! “… This is a correspondent for every days in the loudspeaker, intercom to hear. Helicopter group, special operations and naval officers in close coordination and cooperation throughout the joint action every day to match wits with the cunning pirate.
2009 年 1 29 morning, “Wuhan” ship heading for the Strait of Bab el East Side. 0930, 24 sea miles away from my ship at a Greek merchant sent an SOS distress. Navy fleet helicopter carrying commandos sent immediately to the incident sea area, while the “Wuhan” merchant ships in distress close to the speed.
9 时 58 minutes, the helicopter flew over the merchant ships, seven boats that contain the Greek merchant from different directions. Captain Sun Ziwu quickly pressed the firing button, three flares in the air and exploding, all the boats fled … …
March 2, only one day, “Wuhan” helicopter carrier ship has 3 flights took off, suspected targets of 40 expelled. In the convoy of more than 120 days and nights, the first escort officers to check suspicious target 418, expelled suspected vessel 358 to complete the 41 batch of 212 vessels of the escort mission, successfully rescued three foreign merchant ships in distress.
“convoy operations, combat environment, we maintain a continuous high alert throughout, so that in peacetime training environment is very difficult to find, so we defend as a combat training to implement the new framework a great opportunity proved to the battlefield environment is real, the actual combat officers and soldiers to improve faster. “leader Yao Junbiao fleet command, told reporters.
from reflexively defer to the order: PAA decision response to changing battlefield
start with the escort mission, a series of problems facing the commander of the formation in front.
3 2, one called “Love One” to my request for the temporary foreign merchant ships to escort. According to regulations: foreign merchant ships to be escorted through diplomatic channels in order to apply. However, after formation to understand, “Weaver One,” the 24 crew members were Chinese.
how to do? Awaiting approval of their superior? Obviously too late! Formation of the interim decision: to allow the following sailing. But the question after another: “Love One” sailing is too slow to keep up with formation. Commander of the formation hoc decision: to send commandos onboard security.
“Love One” sailing really dire. March 3, with “Love One” merchant guard commandos six times with dozens of ships suspected pirate ship in direct confrontation, the team determined attack, the boat has to close the suspect fired more flares and machine bullets, before the them off.
Since then, the formation of a requirement: no matter which country the ship, as long as we agree to it following the navigation, we should be treated equally, to ensure their safety.
dare to make such a decision, embodied in a courage. It is reported that the convoy operations, formation of centralized command and commissioned the first command and a combination of all principles of action by the field commanders command and take full responsibility. The flat is very useful command system: more and more foreign merchant fleet joined the Chinese navy escort.
“This program highlights the ability of commanders at all levels of training, we usually pay attention to strengthening the commander on training, the value of more government control of navigation training, and often targeted for international military training signal and train them crisis, the ability to work independently. “” Wuhan “ship captain tornadoes told reporters.
from reflexively defer to the ordered ad hoc disposal of response to changing battlefield, will be a major feature of future naval warfare, commanders at all levels must also face a test. “In fact, when you have the right of ad hoc decision, you will have higher intentions clearer grasp of your decision will become more careful and scientific.” “Sea” ship commander Wei-Hua Hu said.
Experts ■ South China Sea Fleet Chief of Staff Dujing Chen
then Mo lightly, “not”
escort the voyage, resulting in a lot of miracles, which the Chinese navy a few years ago, is almost unthinkable. Some wonder how many people this: Why do some previously considered “impossible”, but in the escort mission done?
I feel, thanks to all officers and men will escort fleet actions as to implement the new framework requirements, to promote the Navy construction of a rare opportunity for transformation, based on their own initiative as to the pioneer attitude in working out the Navy implementation of diverse military tasks some valuable experience. Escort practice tells us that war and the training can actually be highly uniform. Usually focus on training only the most urgent and most difficult circumstances, war can calmly deal with the most complex and dangerous situation. Training in the future we, and then Mo lightly “impossible”!
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