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12,000 take part in PLA air defense drills

2010-08-03 08:10:21 GMT2010-08-03 16:10:21 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

PGZ95 self-propelled anti-aircraft artillery system, file photo. Photo/pic.chinamil.com.cn]

HQ-61 and HQ-71 anti-aircraft Missile, file photo. [Photo/Xinhua]

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) begins a five-day air defense drills in east and central China from August 3 to 7, said Xinhua news agency, following a large-scale military supply drill in the Yellow Sea last month.

Some 12,000 members of the PLA air defense force will take part in the drill codenamed "Vanguard 2010," Xinhua reported.

As an important part of the military region's annual joint exercise, the drill will be conducted around the clock for the duration of the drill under an electromagnetic environment.

Air scouts, fighter jets and helicopters will also be deployed to the two provinces, according to Xinhua.

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