press --- Xinhua News
|September 11, 2006
A laser imitation system for tank battles
developed in China has been used in a training exercise in the
deserts of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, North China.
Experts from the PLA Beijing Military Area Command training base
designed the sophisticated imitation system, according to
An exercise to check the maneuverability of the Chinese Army
under real-war circumstances is now under way, with the "Red
Army" brigade, from the Shenyang area command in the northeast,
trying hard to break the defenses of the "Blue Army" of the PLA
Beijing Military Area Command.
The exercise began on September 5 when the "Red Army" left their
home barracks in northeast China, heading for the training base
in North China. Since then, the "Red Army" has been attacked by
warplanes and electronic and electromagnetic weapons from the
"enemy" -- the "Blue Army".
After trekking 1,500 kilometers, the "Red Army" arrived at the
real "battle ground" -- the training base, where the "Blue Army"
lay in wait for the "enemy" troops with the newly-developed
Since the "Red Army" knew little about the new training
equipment, the "Blue Army" introduced the new technology with a
laser imitation "tank battle" performance. Later, the two sides
will fight a "tank war" using the imitation system.
A group of Xinhua reporters have been authorized to provide
exclusive on-site coverage of the exercises.