"Firepower-2016 Qingtongxia D" exercise kicks off

Source
China Military Online
Editor
Yao Jianing
Time
2016-08-02

BEIJING, August 2 (ChinaMil) -- The mobilization meeting for a brigade of the PLA 54th Group Army participating in the "Firepower-2016 Qingtongxia D" trans-Theater Command exercise was held on July 31, marking the official opening of the D stage of the "Firepower-2016 Qingtongxia" military exercise.

The "Firepower-2016 Qingtongxia", a trans-Theater Command live-fire training exercise for artillery troops of the PLA Army, is designed to improve the level of realistic military training and overall combat capability according to the methodology of "free confrontation, random mobilization and accurate assessment."

The brigade is currently preparing for the exercise. In the next few days, it will be deployed to the drill area over 1200 km away via the way of motorized maneuver and railway transport, where it will compete against the "Blue Army", an opposing force acted by a brigade from the PLA 47th Group Army.

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