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PLA HK Garrison conducts multi-subject maritime military training in S.China Sea

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Source: Global Times Published: 2020/8/17 12:00:35

The Hong Kong Garrison of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Sunday posted a video clip on social media showing their Type 056 Huizhou corvette carried out multi-subject maritime military drills in the South China Sea.

The garrison explained on its Twitter-like Weibo account that the training involved more than ten subjects, such as actual firing of jamming bombs, main armament shooting, light weapons shooting, helicopter landing training, and emergency and life-saving training.

In the video, the Huizhou corvette quickly fires shells and hits its target after searching for and spotting an enemy submarine.

According to the garrison, anti-submarine subjects are always the focus of training due to the threat they face underwater. Anti-submarine drills aim to search, blockade, restrict or destroy an enemy submarine in a certain sea area.

The training tested the ability of commanders at all levels in organization and command, tactical application and coordination, but also improved the operational skills of officers and troops, said the garrison.

Type 056 corvette The Huizhou is a new-generation light missile frigate developed, designed and produced by China. It has a maximum length of about 90 meters and a width of 11 meters, and is anchored in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor. The Huizhou corvette was commissioned on July 1, 2013, the 16th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland.

The garrison has 14 military camps in Hong Kong and its naval base is located on Stonecutters Island (Ngong Shuen Chau Naval Base). Since August, the garrison has released three combat training videos and one promotional video, covering the armed forces, navy and air force.

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