BEIJING: After finishing the exchange phase on land, the ongoing China-Pakistan joint naval exercise off Shanghai moved into the live-fire phase, according to analysts, who predict that the Pakistan Navy’s Type 054A/P frigate, which was built in China, will learn a lot from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s vessel of the same type.
The Type 054A/P guided missile frigate Taimur from the Pakistan Navy and the Type 054A/P guided missile frigate Xiangtan from the PLA Navy are among the warships taking part in the Sea Guardians-2 joint maritime practise.
On Tuesday, they departed port for the exercise’s live-fire phase.The vessels will train in a variety of skills over the course of the two-day live-fire phase, according to the PLA Navy, which include correspondence, joint missile and main gun threats against maritime targets, close-range anti-aircraft shooting, joint replenishment, joint tactical manoeuvring, joint anti-submarine warfare, air defence and anti-missile, as well as joint assistance on damaged vessels.
In addition, the PLA Navy’s Type 903 Comprehensive Supply Ship Qiandaohu, an emergency alert aircraft, two fighter jets, and a helicopter will participate in the drills.The two navies completed the two-day exchange phase on land on Monday, which included computer models of tactics and command as well as specialist interactions among mariners from of the Xiangtanand the Taimur placed above a white techniques in the use of main gun as well as the nearer weapon system, the help of tanker helicopters, anti-submarine warfare, damage control, and maritime replenishment, according to the PLA Navy. The live-fire phase followed the conclusion of the exchange phase, which featured the two navies’