"Stride 2014 Zhurihe" series exercise unveiled
(Source: China Military Online) 2014-06-03
ZHURIHE, June 3 (ChinaMil) -- As an armored brigade under the Nanjing
Military Area Command (MAC) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army
(PLA) maneuvered for thousands of kilometers into the hinterland of the
grassland in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the
"Stride 2014 Zhurihe" series exercise was unveiled at the Zhurihe
Training Base under the Beijing MAC of the PLA on May 31, 2014.
In the following two months, a combined army brigade from each of the
five MACs, namely the Guangzhou MAC, the Jinan MAC, the Shenyang MAC,
the Chengdu MAC and the Lanzhou MAC, will enter the training base
successively according to the randomly selected sequence to carry out a
concentrated examination and assessment.
This series exercise
aims at providing an example and standard for the PLA to carry out
normalized actual-combat training at military base by relying on the
Zhurihe Training Base and the first professional "blue army" of the PLA
as well as through the whole-process confrontation and assessment by
centering on the combat missions of the troop units participating in the
exercise, according to the leaders from the Military Training
Department of the General Staff Headquarters (GSH) of the PLA.
At least 85 percent of the actual strength of personnel and equipment of
the troop units participating in the exercise must be assigned,
including all personnel in the key posts and all new equipment.
The exercise' directing department has classified the exercise into
four stages including maneuvering projection, battlefield maneuvering,
actual-troop confrontation and comprehensive examination with 1,062
assessment points and 65 factors and will precisely assess the overall
combat capability of the troop units based on the quantified indexes
according to a score system with 1,000 as full mark.
addition, the directing department also launched a series of "bans": no
strength and equipment adjustment without permission, no repeated use of
the lost forces, no entrance to the exercise field in advance to carry
out reconnaissance and survey, no change of the actual-combat system's
performance, no preplans, no deduction, and so on.