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Exercise "Marine Interaction-2014" completed

On Monday, May 26, at the Chinese naval base Usun (Shanghai), events were held to mark the end of the joint naval interaction-2014 exercises. As part of these exercises, Russian and Chinese sailors showed their skills and abilities, as well as demonstrated the ability to work together to perform various tasks. For the third time, the Russian Navy and the Chinese Navy hold joint training activities in the East China Sea, and again receive good results.

In the foreground is firing from 2х100-mm artillery mount Chinese destroyer pr.052 "Harbin"

From Russia, several ships and vessels of the Pacific participated in the exercises “Maritime Interaction-2014” fleet. On May 14, the Guards missile cruiser Varyag, the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleev, the destroyer Bystry, the large landing ship Admiral Nevelskaya, as well as the sea tug Kalar and the tanker Ilim left for China. Within a few days, the Russian naval force reached Shanghai, where a detachment of Chinese ships joined it to participate in joint exercises. From the Chinese side, the Zhengzhou destroyers (one of the newest PLA Navy ships commissioned last year), the Harbin and Ningbo destroyers, as well as the Yantai and Liuzhou frigates and two submarines took part in the maneuvers. Implementation of auxiliary tasks was assigned to the supply ship Qiandaohu and a number of other vessels.

The 2014 Marine Engagement exercise started on May 20. The opening ceremony was attended by the heads of two states, Russian President V. Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Russian president noted that military cooperation between the two countries is developing fruitfully and expressed confidence that this trend will continue in the future. Xi Jinping recalled that this is the third joint exercises of the fleets of the two countries. He stressed that the Maritime Interaction-2014 exercises will once again show the readiness of China and Russia to resist threats in the region together.

The first item on the Marine Interaction-2014 maneuver program was command and staff exercises. In the first two days of joint work, the Russian and Chinese commanders were practicing the skills of managing ship formations and solving emerging problems without the participation of ships. The command-staff phase of the exercise lasted two days. While the commanders were training to control the actions of the ships, the Russian-Chinese naval formation was preparing for the active phase of the exercises in the northern part of the East China Sea.

Chinese destroyer pr.052C "Zhengzhou"

The active phase of the exercise started on May 22. During this part of the maneuvers, the Russian and Chinese ships were to perform a number of combat training tasks of various kinds. Part of the training tasks was assigned to helicopters of various types employed in the exercises and Chinese fighter-bombers JH-7.

Four for the active phase of the exercises for Russian and Chinese ships, aviation and the marines had to perform several different tasks. So, one of the first combat training missions was the discovery of a ship captured by a conditional enemy, and its further release. The Marine Corps of the two countries successfully coped with the task and neutralized the conditional enemy. Other tasks for practicing anti-piracy actions included escorting a civilian ship and counteracting boats of a conditional enemy. Boats were driven out of the protected area by Ka-27 helicopters. During this training operation, warning fire was opened from helicopters.

In addition, the ships of the two countries have worked together in the performance of various search and attack missions. In the course of the “Sea Interaction-2014” exercise, Chinese and Russian sailors had to deal with the detection of air and surface targets. An interesting stage of the maneuvers was the training events held by 23 in May. The ships of the two countries held a practical joke on mutual resistance. Acting in two groups opposing each other, the ships of Russia and China collected and transmitted information about the finding of a conditional enemy. The main task of this rally was the application of a conventional missile strike. The culmination of the active phase of the exercise was shooting with the use of various weapons.

At the end of the active phase of the exercise, event managers spoke about its progress. According to the head of the exercise from the Russian side, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Vice Admiral A. Fedotenkov, all the tasks were successfully completed. He also noted that the seafarers of the two countries had to perform some tasks in difficult hydrometeorological conditions. However, bad weather did not prevent the ships and aircraft of Russia and China successfully cope with all training tasks.

Exercise "Marine Interaction-2014" completed
Russian Guards missile cruiser pr.1164 "Varyag"

The most important achievement in the framework of the exercise was the successful organization of joint management of the ship group and aviation. Coordinated management allowed to conduct all training activities in a difficult shipping situation and intelligence activities of third countries.

The head of the exercise from the Chinese side, Tian Zhong, stressed that the participants of the maneuvers made the right decisions in a timely manner and thanks to this they were able to successfully complete all the tasks. The Chinese admiral believes that the Sea Interaction-2014 exercises have enriched the experience of joint actions by the Russian Navy and the Chinese Navy.

26 May was the official closing of the exercise. Residents of the Chinese city of Shanghai had the opportunity to get on a tour of the Russian Guards missile cruiser "Varyag". On Monday evening, Russian ships left the port of Shanghai and headed home. The command of the Russian Navy has already begun to analyze the actions of the ships during the last exercises. Based on the results of the analysis, a list of proposals for the command of the armed forces of the two countries will be prepared. In addition, preparations will begin for the next joint exercises scheduled for next year.

The first Russian-Chinese maritime engagement exercises were held in April 2012. In early July, 2013 ships, aircraft, helicopters and marines of the two countries again took part in joint maneuvers. The dates of the fourth exercise "Marine Interaction-2015" have not yet been announced.

Russian large anti-submarine ship pr.1155 Admiral Panteleev

Supply ship "Qiandaohu"

Testing the joint release of the ship captured by pirates

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from the PLA website, China Radio International and Chinanews
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  1. JoylyRoger
    JoylyRoger 27 May 2014 07: 36
    Well done! Not all the same p. Indonatovtsami muscles play
    1. Civil
      Civil 27 May 2014 16: 16
      Paris is trying to "avoid" Russia's supply of a second Mistral class helicopter carrier, dubbed "Sevastopol"

      Trying to sell to others ...
      1. ZU-23
        ZU-23 28 May 2014 08: 12
        Everything is wonderful, only why ours in green uniform are running, and ground riot policemen in blue are like sea Chinese laughing .
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  2. Russian
    Russian 27 May 2014 07: 39
    The newest destroyer put into operation this year. We would rather have such news!
  3. tronin.maxim
    tronin.maxim 27 May 2014 07: 41
    There are so many deals with China this month! Either the gas pipe, then the teachings. Here I must say thanks to Obama. Thanks to their exclusivity we only grow stronger.
  4. gerk
    gerk 27 May 2014 08: 00
    Everything is fine, of course, but where are our glasses, elbow pieces and knee pads? = (
    1. Siberia 9444
      Siberia 9444 27 May 2014 09: 17
      And why a camo of such a color in the forest or something! request
      1. Fullback
        Fullback 27 May 2014 12: 49
        Nevertheless, the Marine Corps is focused on seizing the bridgehead on the shore, and they also carry out ship security during the campaign, there are no special units for this.
      2. Andrey77
        Andrey77 28 May 2014 13: 01
        Regular camouflage. Marines "passengers" on the ship.
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    3. Going to the World
      Going to the World 28 May 2014 06: 22
      And why the hell are they our guys from Chelyabinsk?
    4. Going to the World
      Going to the World 28 May 2014 06: 22
      And why the hell are they our guys from Chelyabinsk?
  5. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 27 May 2014 08: 04
    Outfit I must say yes. not chinese. As we wait, it will change to the next teachings.
    NOMADE 27 May 2014 08: 05
    I hope that in these exercises they work out joint cooperation in countering the USA smile
    The main thing is that this would also not be reflected in a negative way on our relations with Vietnam. And then just on the eve of the exercises, there were unpleasant incidents (China's oil rig in the disputed waters - Vietnam / China, then anti-Chinese pogroms in Vietnam). We need to manage to stay in good relations with China, and Vietnam, and with India .. And this, against the background of their internal contradictions, is a very difficult task for our leadership.
  7. Predator
    Predator 27 May 2014 08: 11
    Yes, now geyevrope with mattresses need to think hard. 2 not frail economies, the largest joint army if necessary, but it’s not worth talking about the Strategic Missile Forces. their eyes are on their foreheads!
    1. Sempl
      Sempl 27 May 2014 17: 17
      What to think about? About the fact that China receives the most money from the USA and Europe? Yes, it will definitely impose sanctions for Russia
      1. Andrey77
        Andrey77 28 May 2014 13: 05
        And these grandmas will not go anywhere. Even if China declares war on the United States, Chinese goods will be bought in the United States (however, this applies to any country) - because it is very cheap with almost the same quality.
  8. mrDimkaP
    mrDimkaP 27 May 2014 09: 05
    Was armored balls tested on these exercises? In one video ( AK-130 projectile pulled a few meters from the target ball and judging by the smoke it was not just a blank, but a ball would henna.
  9. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 27 May 2014 09: 33
    Quote: mojohed2012
    Outfit I must say yes. not chinese. As we wait, it will change to the next teachings.

    In this situation, it is not the ekip matter, but the spirit and skill! In addition, marines operate on land, and there is nowhere to disguise themselves in the sea!
  10. capex1
    capex1 27 May 2014 11: 13
    We urgently need to build up and at the same time accelerate the construction of the fleet of the ocean zone (thereby supporting the image of a superpower), but at the same time we need to build a fleet of near and middle zones at an accelerated pace to protect our own territory. We need to focus on ships (submarine and surface), which will carry on board the most accurate missile weapons. Indeed, in the event of a conflict, a squadron of missile cruisers can very much ruffle a vaunted carrier fleet of a potential enemy (to say the least).
    1. Andrey77
      Andrey77 28 May 2014 13: 08
      Like Vysotsky - "It will take an arshin to sew them, where is the money, Zin"?
  11. defend
    defend 27 May 2014 11: 27
    We must often participate in such exercises! At the expense of form, yes - it is necessary to develop other equipment for the Marine Corps. In general, it is necessary to develop units of the marine corps, equipment, uniforms, without the marine corps it is difficult to carry out any operations on the shore.
  12. Praetorian
    Praetorian 27 May 2014 13: 36
    Why do I need glasses? Has anyone seen at least once in a video to be worn?
    1. Massik
      Massik 27 May 2014 22: 08
      Good anti-splinters have 1 plus and 1 minus. Plus, the likelihood of staying crooked or blind is reduced by 3 times, minus, they narrow the field of view by neutralizing the “peripheral vision”. I haven’t seen good glasses in our army yet, I myself used American and Bundesist glasses. The haymaking itself, when at the current parade the formation walks briskly with the VSS, amicably reflecting the light from the half masks on the forehead. The ancient visor on the ShM-1M is devoid of such a drawback ...
      1. Andrey77
        Andrey77 28 May 2014 13: 18
        A parade is a parade. And good shooting glasses are sold in any hunting store. The price is not prohibitive, but not cheap.
    2. Andrey77
      Andrey77 28 May 2014 13: 14
      1. Why are glasses needed?
      From all the nasty things that fly into your eyes during the battle. From my own (and more often my friend to the left - for AK) shells, from small fragments, from dust at last.
      2. Has anyone seen at least once on a video to be worn?
      Yes. Watch newsreel of the Second World War. The Germans did not disdain.

      In the end I want to add - the eye is the most vulnerable organ of man. The body took this into account and therefore the eye is the most sensitive organ. Loss of vision makes a person incapable at all (!), Unlike a dog and a cat - they can still defend with loss of vision using other receptors of perception. Take care of your eyes!
  13. Tolerast
    Tolerast 27 May 2014 14: 01
    Hooray! I saw our destroyer "Fast" at the exercises! Alive, handsome! Before that, I thought that all 956s were RIP except for "Persistent" at BF. Eh, it's a pity ours didn't bring at least one submarine.
  14. Ozimandius77
    Ozimandius77 30 May 2014 05: 56
    Spin, fleet - strength, respect!