People’s Liberation Army in the Yellow River main flood season for the first time heavy equipment to cross the river exercise
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China news agency, Zhengzhou, August 18 – (Wang Fukai Jiang Tao Shelan) People’s Liberation Army” across – two 00 Nine “series of test exercise real soldiers entered the eighth day 18, the Jinan Military Region,” Tiger Division “part of motorized mobile forces cross the morning in the Yellow River Yellow River, a ferry across the moat successful. This is the first information under the condition of the PLA, the main flood season in the lower reaches of the Yellow River water for a wide heavy equipment crossing exercise.
correspondent a ferry to see in the Yellow River, motorized division of the West Tigers echelon, suddenly confronted with an enemy missile to destroy the Yellow River Bridge is the danger, the need to use heavy-duty floating pontoon bridge across the Yellow River ferry personnel and equipment. Ordered the erection of pontoon pontoon unit is an emergency, crossing the open field.
responsible for the crossing of a bridge of boats engineering support group is training the army nineteen flood one of the professional emergency forces, they have done well Ankang, Shaanxi, such as thirty times the Yellow River flood Lankao task .
erected pontoon is eight o’clock start. Because of this steep rise in the river region heavy rains in recent days, an increase of unit officers and soldiers set up pontoon pontoon difficult. Enemy fire hit from time to time to make the bridge site is more constant danger, director, increasing the intensity of electromagnetic interference also affect the bridging process. Commanders to quickly launch the second program, the command’s air defense artillery units to enhance air surveillance shooting, and timely adjustments based on water level and enemy personnel grouping, to speed up the pontoon set up speed. In order to prevent the enemy crossing the satellite photographs, infrared reconnaissance and artillery strikes, the commander ordered the place away from the pontoon set up two kilometers downstream, and prepared to set off pontoon crossing the field. Twenty-eight minutes later, a heavy pontoon bridge across the Yellow River, north and south sides.
a pontoon regiment Zhubao Hong said when interviewed by reporters today, this pontoon bridge erected three hundred sixty-two m long, 6.5 meters wide, can guarantee fifty-two t these heavy-duty crawler equipment and nine tons wheeled vehicles safe passage.
At the same time, rapid mobility of motorized integrated command echelon of relying on information technology platform, real-time control monitors the progress of the bridge. They adjust the team formation, to ensure the speed and mobility to reach the smooth transition field. Nine o’clock sharp, cross field mobility echelon arrive, stay straight to float without making every minute crossing. At this point, director, also stepped up attacks on electromagnetic interference and fire, the whole pontoon enveloped in the smoke into the fire. Faced with a complex battlefield environment, commanders calm command of tanks, artillery, transport vehicles and construction machinery followed by pontoon, cover with the command of armed helicopters, artillery and missile air surveillance unit, fire support on both sides of the assault boats pontoon, forming a three-dimensional mobile security corridor. Just 25 minutes over one hundred and thirty sets of vehicles and heavy equipment passed the pontoon.
Tigers Shifushizhang Gao Xiang said the set up and by the pontoon bridge exercise, wartime requirements set by the content entirely from the rapid response, fast security, comprehensive protection capability in terms of pontoon units and army exercises is a very good test. (End)
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