A squadron of seven Chinese warships is steaming towards Russia’s Far Eastern port of Vladivostok to participate in a week-long joint naval drill starting later this week.
The exercise, dubbed “Joint Sea 2015,” is one of the largest joint military maneuvers in the region. It will be held in the Peter the Great Bay and the Sea of Japan from August 20 through 28.
Sailors, marines and naval air pilots of the two countries will be training together in combined operations in an amphibious assault exercise.
The Chinese task force coming to Vladivostok consists of seven warships, led by guided missile destroyer Shenyang, six shipborne helicopters, five warplanes, 21 amphibious vehicles and 200 Marines.