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China: DF-21C aircraft carrier killer missiles show their strengh in Gobi Desert

Launch operators running to their positions

Launch operators running to their positions

PLA Pictorial: Draw your bow for shooting on a horse in the vast desert, a great general once said.

In midsummer, a certain unit of the Second Artillery Corps went fully out with all its equipment to the Gobi Desert.

The unit relied on its missile command information system to merge into one exercise the training of its command platform, missile weapons and insurance equipment and technology.

They carried out a comprehensive drill computer simulation, with integration of mobile battle elements, combination of battle units and merger of battle systems.

At the site of the drill, the mobile command cabin laid silently under cover of modern stealth technology in the desert.

Through various monitors, the commander had full views of the situation on the entire battlefield, while combat and communications staff stayed put in their combat positions.

There were waves of sounds from their keyboards.

In the past, the missiles stayed stationary in deep mountains, with difficulty of manoeuvre. Launching depends on weather, while manoeuvres depend on topography.

Quick manoeuvres in complicated landscape

Quick manoeuvres in complicated landscape

Over the past few years, along with the commissioning of an amount of information technology equipment, the unit has travelled many times to all places to the south and north of the Yangtze including deep mountains and forest and vast desert.

The integration between people and new-type missiles has been continuously enhanced, and nearly one hundred training achievements have been obtained.

This drilling was carried out focusing closely on the themes of the systems, conducting battle in the very cold weather of Gobi Desert. It involved integrated training of a combination of new equipment under complicated electromagnetic environment and fighting while defending itself under heavy enemy fire.

Throughout the training of operation in real war, there was the atmosphere of real war.

The officers and soldiers had to create new movements, overcome dangers and resolve difficulties under various complicated circumstances.

Single operator controls

Single operator controls

Training to integrate various telecommunications elements

Training to integrate various telecommunications elements

Source: mil.huanqiu.com “Second Artillery Corps’ DF-21C missile troops showed their strength in desert” (translated from Chinese by Chan Kai Yee)

About chankaiyee2

Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee



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