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The Chinese navy's South China Sea Fleet has conducted a firing exercise in the western Pacific. It involved four warships, missile destroyer, "Lanzhou", missile frigates, "Yulin" and "Hengshui" , and amphibious dock landing warship, "Jinggangshan".
The attack was launched at 9 am Sunday.
Twenty minutes later, "Jinggangshan" warship fired first.
The three other warships shot at floating targets in the sea and sky in turn using their main armament and secondary cannons.
|The Chinese navy conducted a target-practice drill using live ammunition in the public waters of the|
west Pacific Ocean on Sunday. [Photo/Xinhua]
They can carry out short-range attacks and destroy incoming missiles, the last line of self defense.
Lin Hai, Head, Joint Manoeuvre Taskforce, said, "Today's live fire training went well. Open-sea training is hazardous and demands top skills from both commanders and troops. The training tests and improves the Chinese navy’s command and coordination capability as well as comprehensive combat capability in accomplishing a range of tasks. It also gives the navy experience in open-sea military action. "
|The Chinese navy conducted a target-practice drill using live ammunition in the public|
waters of the west Pacific Ocean on Sunday. [Photo/Xinhua]
China's offshore training fleet conducting exercise in the western Pacific is in line with international law.
After this exercise, the South China Sea Fleet will conduct other training in the western Pacific, such as anti-terrorism, anti-piracy.