South China Morning Post: PLA warships carry out biggest live-fire drills yet in South China Sea
Exercises in the South China Sea draw South, North and East Sea fleets, and come ahead of an international ruling on Beijing’s claims in the waters
The PLA Navy has carried out its largest live-fire drill yet in the South China Sea, ahead of a ruling by an international tribunal on a dispute with the Philippines over claims to the strategic waters.
Warships from the north and east fleets joined the south fleet in the drills, the army mouthpiece PLA Daily said on its website.
They focused on “air control operations, sea battles and anti-submarine warfare”, it said.
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