PLA Navy conducts confrontation drill in South China Sea

China Military
Huang Panyue

A pilot gives a thumbs-up gesture as his Z-8 ship-borne helicopter sits on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer Changsha (Hull 173) during a confrontation drill in the waters of the South China Sea on Feb. 15. Three new-type Chinese naval battleships including the guided-missile destroyers Changsha (Hull 173) and Haikou (Hull 171), and the comprehensive supply ship Luomahu (Hull 964) conducted far-sea training exercise from Feb. 10, 2017. Aviation forces of the South Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy, garrison troops in the Xisha Islands and Nansha Islands, and some troops from the East China Sea Fleet and the North China Sea Fleet were involved in this far-sea training. ( Sun Jie)

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