Global Times recently reported that the Chinese Navy conducted a large scale military exercise in the South China Sea region. It involved over one hundred military vessels, tens of airplanes, “some” information warfare power, and missile troops from the “Second Artillery,” which is the Chinese military branch that manages long-range missiles and nuclear weapons. The exercise was aimed at winning a regional naval war under information-age conditions. The key challenges included overall system architecture, information sharing, joint attacks, comprehensive defense, logistic assurance, command and control, as well as integrated monitoring and early-warning systems. According to officers from the Naval Exercise Department, this exercise was the Navy’s most advanced one of this type and covered the widest areas of sea, land, and air.
Source: Global Times, July 28, 2015