The Chinese military has suddenly conducted an exercise in the Bohai Bay in recent days.
According to China’s 163 news site, the content of this exercise is more about combat exercises using PHL-03 rocket artillery to “conduct massive counter-attacks to eliminate targets that pose a threat. menace at sea”.
“Our task is to use firepower to hit a hypothetical target, from which to derive combat methods, as well as take a step further in proving whether those methods are feasible or not. . At the same time, the purpose of the exercises is also to test the combat capabilities of long-range rocket artillery systems against targets at sea,” said officer Ly Ngoc in charge of the unit participating in the exercise. said.
|The PHL-03 rockets fired at the simulated targets at sea. Photo: Weibo|
According to military site Military Today, the PHL-03 artillery system produced by the Northern Defense Industry Corporation of China (NORINCO) is a design copy of the Russian BM-30 Smerch multiple rocket launcher. PHL-03 has 12 300mm caliber launchers with each missile weighing about 800kg. It has a range of up to 130km, and can be deployed from marching to combat in three minutes.
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