The Chinese People’s Liberation Army has been conducting live-fire exercises focused on engaging targets at sea with traditional ground combat systems, such as rocket artillery and anti-tank missiles, according to Chinese media.
A brigade with the PLA 80th Group Army recently used PHL-03 long-range multiple rocket launcher systems with a maximum range of up to about 80 miles to fire on various maritime targets, state-affiliated Global Times reported this week, citing state-run broadcaster China Central Television.
The army used long-range drones to conduct reconnaissance in support of the artillery strikes against the sea-based targets, some of which were reportedly mobile.
Capt. Li Yu, a company commander, said that “troops tested multiple tactics and conducted combined strikes on targets, as the exercise further validated these methods and showed long-range multiple rockets are highly deadly to maritime targets,” according to Chinese media…
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