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China trains pilots in infantry platoons

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In mid-August, another group of specially selected servicemen began serving in the infantry battalion of the brigade, part of the 83 Army Group of the PLA. Fourteen pilots will be trained here as acting platoon commanders along with full-time officers and soldiers.



According to the country's Ministry of Defense, during the exercises it was found that the pilots are not aware of the tactics of infantry commanders. As a result, the pilots missed the best time to strike ground targets, which led to a drop in the effectiveness of sorties and the failure of the entire operation.

The team thereby understood that if the pilots are not sufficiently familiar with the characteristics of the ground assault forces, the methods of group training and the modes of their actions, then it will be difficult for pilots to fully carry out operations such as ground attack, seizing and holding positions after landing, a request for fire damage and so on

- indicates the military department.

In this regard, in the past two years, the brigade has been sending pilots to temporary service, transferring them to positions below the battalion level. Thus, the command seeks to form a group of aviators who demonstrate "excellent flight skills, while having expert knowledge of the attack, and are capable of combat coordination and command."

Pilot Wang Haiyan once served as a deputy commander of an infantry battalion. At first, it was difficult for him to adapt to land service. But today he can control both a jet fighter and an assault squad during a ground attack.

- gives an example of a designated edition.
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  1. Freeman
    Freeman 21 August 2019 02: 06
    +9
    Pilot Wang Haiyan once served as a deputy commander of an infantry battalion. At first, it was difficult for him to adapt to land service. But today he can control both a jet fighter and an assault squad during a ground attack.


    At first I thought that the Chinese are thus preparing the commanders of the guerrilla (rebel) detachments. Like they shot you down over the enemy (occupied) territory - and you, all of yourself, are such a ready-made "Kovpak".
    And it - "Look what it turns out, Mikhalych."

    According to the country's Ministry of Defense, during the exercises it was found that the pilots are not aware of the tactics of infantry commanders. As a result, the pilots missed the best time to strike ground targets, which led to a drop in the effectiveness of sorties and the failure of the entire operation.
    1. Shurik70
      Shurik70 21 August 2019 13: 21
      +1
      Quote: Freeman

      At first I thought that the Chinese are thus preparing the commanders of the guerrilla (rebel) detachments. Like they shot you down over an enemy (occupied) territory - and you, all of you, are such a ready-made "Kovpak"

      This is the main (classified) goal.
      The rest is cover
      soldier
  2. Doctor
    Doctor 21 August 2019 02: 24
    0
    What ground targets were they planning to strike at? winked
    1. CERBERFOL
      CERBERFOL 21 August 2019 04: 26
      -3
      You never know. And suddenly, for example, in Blagoveshchensk, only the Chinese will eventually live and the Russians will not agree with the fact that this is now a Chinese province
  3. LAWNER
    LAWNER 21 August 2019 02: 28
    +1
    Aircraft owners in a new manner ???
    1. Obi-Wan Kenobi
      Obi-Wan Kenobi 21 August 2019 06: 26
      +2
      Aircraft owners in a new manner ???

      Something similar to.
      Such a peculiar type of combat coordination.
      1. Alex777
        Alex777 21 August 2019 14: 13
        0
        An innovative approach ... hi
  4. U-58
    U-58 21 August 2019 04: 03
    +5
    Very true do the Chinese.
    I had similar ideas about 40 years ago.
    Namely: if you are a carrier of shoulder straps from ml. Lieutenant, be you even a policeman, a fireman,
    inspector, junior opera counterintelligence or from the newfangled investigative committee, you must pass a practical course of combined arms combat in volumes greater than familiarization, and be at the level of a platoon, company.
    1. Yves762
      Yves762 21 August 2019 06: 23
      -1
      Or maybe they just save fuel.?. what
    2. seregatara1969
      seregatara1969 21 August 2019 07: 41
      +1
      develop the army and train their soldiers comprehensively
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 21 August 2019 09: 03
      +2
      Quote: U-58
      you have to go through a practical course of combined arms combat in volumes greater than familiarization ones,

      In the 60s, trenches were dug for two months in the Naval Academy and even "crushed" with tanks.
    4. NN52
      NN52 21 August 2019 15: 44
      +2
      Come on .... And interestingly, for what period of time they are determined in the infantry? For a month, two? It will not work out anymore, they fall out of time, then only through transportation with an instructor ....
      And what can they learn in two months? Digging trenches deeper? Attack? An original approach among the Chinese ...
      The pilot should spend more time in the Survival Centers, and not go on the attack.
      The difference in the cost of training the pilot and infantryman is enormous.
      But ...
  5. Nycomed
    Nycomed 21 August 2019 04: 26
    -3
    This makes no sense. And if, all of a sudden, they shot down over the sea, then he must be able to command some kind of corvette or submarine? lol
    1. Nevsky_ZU
      Nevsky_ZU 21 August 2019 04: 39
      +6
      Quote: Nycomed
      This makes no sense. And if, all of a sudden, they shot down over the sea, then he must be able to command some kind of corvette or submarine? lol

      This article is not about that. And about the development of synergy and flair with ground forces on the battlefield
      1. Nycomed
        Nycomed 21 August 2019 04: 55
        -4
        And with the "sea forces"? Or "synergy" is not needed there? Will it all work out by itself?
        1. Max otto
          Max otto 21 August 2019 09: 16
          +1
          Listen, read the article first laughing and you won’t have to write silly comments
      2. SHURUM -BURUM
        SHURUM -BURUM 21 August 2019 06: 27
        +1
        he can control both a jet fighter and an assault squad during a ground attack.
        This training, in my opinion, means that the not officially announced life of the aircraft in combat, due to the perfection of modern anti-aircraft weapons, has been sharply reduced and the surviving crew must be useful on the ground, competently accept the battle or lead disparate groups of fighters, if necessary. ... "To die, only as a last resort" (C) as warned Bogomil Rainov, the author of spy novels.
    2. U-58
      U-58 21 August 2019 07: 54
      +1
      Not in this case, the officer should be able to conduct combined arms combat.
      Such a fight can happen whenever and wherever.
      And if you have stars on shoulder straps, you should know and be able to, do not scatter and take command in your hands.
      At sea, if I understand correctly in anthropology, a platoon will not be able to dig in and take up a circular defense ..
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 21 August 2019 09: 12
      0
      Quote: Nycomed
      then he should be able to command some kind of corvette or submarine?

      No, although to survive, the cormorants did not peck out their eyes.
  6. vonWolfenstein
    vonWolfenstein 21 August 2019 05: 40
    +5
    The Chinese are doing the right thing. Having visited the infantryman’s place, the pilot will subsequently be better able to interact later with the infantry.
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 21 August 2019 05: 47
    +2
    pilots are not aware of the tactics of infantry commanders. As a result, the pilots missed the best moment to strike ground targets,
    An original approach is to achieve the effectiveness of air strikes through knowing the service in the infantry and commanding units. Maybe right for the Chinese, but still in question.
    1. U-58
      U-58 21 August 2019 07: 57
      +1
      Well then, why are the Air Force and Navy cadets engaged in combat and infantry?
  8. lukewarm
    lukewarm 21 August 2019 09: 13
    +1
    All the same, the Chinese are far from the Russian Federation in this matter: only with us the Air Force Commander-in-Chief is a ground general. Went from the wrong end laughing
  9. Alf
    Alf 21 August 2019 21: 10
    +1
    It remains to train the command of the submarine.
  10. M. Michelson
    M. Michelson 22 August 2019 02: 13
    0
    So, not the platoon commanders, but the deputies? This is more correct. Command is a responsible matter and there is no need to entrust it to the trainee. But being with and delving into the essence of the matter is quite reasonable.