Skip to comments.Russian, Chinese troops practice for war games
Posted on 08/13/2007 6:59:41 PM PDT by Flavius
MOSCOW: Russian and Chinese military transport planes dropped more than 200 paratroopers and heavy weapons during a dress rehearsal on Monday for a massive joint military exercise by the two former Cold War rivals, the first on Russias territory.
A 1,600-member Chinese military contingent backed by aircraft, tanks and other heavy weapons has travelled to the Chelyabinsk region in Russias Ural Mountains for the war games, to be held on Friday and watched by the leaders of Russia, China and other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
The SCO, which also includes four ex-Soviet nations in Central Asia, was created by Moscow and Beijing to address regional security threats, foster economic integration and counter US influence in the strategically placed, energy-rich Central Asia. The manoeuvres will follow an SCO summit in Kyrgyzstan on Thursday.
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Shanghai Cooperation OrganisationNow there's a trusty-worthy sounding group.
They may play nice now until it’s Chinas turn to supply the tainted K-rations.
They’re practicing for the big one on the plains of Megiddo.
I’m glad they don’t trust each other because China and Russia “hooking up” wouldn’t necessarily be a good thing !!!
Why practice for wargames. that’s a little like warming up for sex.
Russia cutting their own throat... again. I hope Putin is getting rich, at least. /sarcasm
That’s just lovely, so the prophesy is coming true is it?
The Bear and the Dragon are teaming up to declare war on the Free World and as part of that plan they’ve enlisted the Islamic Facists, yep, it’s going to get real interesting over these next few years, especially if one of our socialists/commies gets elected. Maybe I should start storing food, I’ve got to do something, because it doesn’t look good.
yes it certainly does not pass the smell test
No need to fear; Karl Rove is going over there on secret assignment to blow up levees, collapse bridges and mines, and cause typhoons, heat waves, blizzards, and cold snaps. He’s not stepping down, he’s just redeploying.
They are just practising joint exercises for paratroopers to drop into Iran when the USA unlimbers itself against the mullahs of Sesame Street , Tehran.
Rotakakov: Wong, you want a blue shute or a red one?
Wong: Brue, you plik!
WEIFANG, Aug. 25(Xinhuanet)-- Chinese and Russian troops launched a forced isolation drill in east China's Shandong Province Thursday as the last item of actual combat in the joint military exercise dubbed "Peace Mission 2005".
At 11:00 a.m., two Russian Tu-95MS strategic bombers flew near the drill zone after two and a half hours flight from Russia, which unfolded the forced isolation drill. At that point, an A-50 early warning plane took off to establish the airborne early warning system. Other segments of thetroops also went into operation.
At 11:07, four Tu-22M3 Russian long-range bombers from Russia also entered the drill zone and launched continuous attacks on theairport of the "enemy troops".
Immediately after that, the airborne formation sent 18 fighter jets in nine batches to attack the enemy troops, commanding posts and defense works in the depth.
At 11:17, the artillery began to bombard the frontline defense works and other targets in the depths of the enemy region. Meanwhile, bombs carrying propaganda materials were fired to the enemy region.
After the attacks, the enemy forces began to readjust their deployment and retreated to the airport and key positions in the depths.
At 11:26, a formation of 10 IL-76 transport planes carrying Chinese and Russian paratroops arrived at the airspace of the combat zone covered by electronic-jamming planes and fighter jets.
At 11:38, the transport planes began to drop combat vehicles for the paratroops and in less than 10 minutes, 24 combat vehicleshad been dropped. After that, 86 Chinese and Russian paratroops dropped to the ground from a height of 800 meters.
The paratroops quickly gathered around the fighting vehicles and got ready to attack pre-set targets. They launched operations and captured the airport, cutting off the air link of the enemy.
At 11:53, a transport helicopter arrived at the dropping zone on the right of the enemy region under the cover of air fire and let out troops, who immediately launched attack on the pre-set targets to cut off the the enemy's link to sea.
Immediately after the air link and route to sea of the enemy were cut off, the Sino-Russian joint forces sent rangers to attack the defense line of the enemy under fire cover and quickly made breakthroughs in several spots.
At 12:15, scores of armored vehicles from the southeast and southwest rumbled quickly to the depth of the enemy region.
The Sino-Russian forces has successfully established the forcedisolation zone on land through sending picked troops to make breakthroughs, launching multi-point attacks, thrusting troops into the depth of the enemy region to isolate, surround and annihilate the enemy troops.
Although the enemy troops still put up a desperate struggle, their failure has become a foregone conclusion.
Chinese defense minister Cao Gangchuan and his Russian counterpart Sergei Ivanov were at the drill zone to observe and issue instructions.
Other observers included Kyrgyz Defense Minister Ismail Isakov, Tajik Defense Minister Sherali Khairullaev, Kazakh Deputy Defense Minister Abai Tasbulatov and Uzbekistan Deputy Defense Minister R. Niyazov. Enditem
yeah but I bet the Russians cooked the lunch
Did the US ever get the observer status it applied for?
i have no idea
Well what the heck would you want, borscht or Sub Gum Wapoah Nying Jin Xiating Na Gah?
I should have said practicing for wargames is like warming up for mastur, nevermind. It seems a little redundant. My first effort at capturing that idea would not have scored well as an LSAT answer.
The language issues establishing fields of fire must have been interesting.
One guy with a multichannel scanner and radio transmitter along with a Russian-Chinese speaker would likely have a real field day.
CINPAC has a Naval exercise every couple of years, and the Chginese follow it with their ships often getting in the way.
It seems the CHICOMS are , if nothing elese, real busibodies, who seek to follow Sun Tzus dictates of conquering minds without actually fighting to expand their hegemony.
Russia is the real looser here.