Chinese and Russian naval forces on Saturday carried out a joint drill on air defense and anti-submarine in the waters off southern China’s Guangdong Province.
Vessels including a missile destroyer, anti-submarine ships, missile frigates, ship-based helicopters and conventional submarines, among others, took part in the exercise.
The vessels were divided into two fleets, red force, and blue force, respectively, and confrontations were staged off the eastern waters of Zhanjiang City in Guangdong.
A senior officer of the joint drill said the exercise was carried out under actual combat conditions and met its expected goals.
“I think we performed today’s two tasks very well and completed the combat missions. It’s a pity that the time set for the tasks was too short. If we were given more time, I think we can do better,” said Esmond, chief of staff of the red force’s first fleet.
Chinese and Russian navies are currently holding the “Joint Sea-2016” drill that runs from Sept 13 to 19.
It features navy surface ships, submarines, fixed-wing aircraft, ship-borne helicopters, marine corps and amphibious armored equipment from both sides.