Kicks off War Game to Test Army's Real-time Data Collecting
System in Battle
Press --- People's Daily
Liberation Army (PLA) started a war game on Tuesday at its
largest military training field to test what it says is a newly
developed system to collect real-time battle data.
experts have spent seven years developing the system which
allows a PLA commander to acquire real-time information about
his troops in combat such as ammunition, food consumption and
tank and other battle vehicle participating in the game is
equipped with an electronic device which they can use to send
real-time conditions back to headquarters.
Despite the rapid
development of new weapons, the PLA has an outdated field
information collecting system resulting in officers making
decisions without accurate data.
"The system could
let us know the exact conditions our troops are under in combat,
how much ammunition, water and food remain, and when we should
support them with logistics," said Zhang Jixiang, vice commander
of Zhurihe training base.
base, located in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, is the
largest military training field of the PLA.
"We could also
know the number of casualties during different periods of the
battle and can establish new army tactics based on the data,"
troops from armored, missile, reconnaissance, communication,
engineering and logistics units chosen from several regiments of
Beijing Military Command have participated in the two-day game,
dubbed "North Sword 0709".
"We are testing
the system in a live ammunition game as part of the information
system construction of the PLA," said Zhang Jixiang.
The organizer has also created some electromagnetic obstacles
for the game participants to test the army's battle
effectiveness when their communications meet with interference.