AP - China, Russia launch South China Sea naval war games
AP reports: "The Chinese and Russian navies launched eight days of war games in the
South China Sea on Monday, in a sign of growing cooperation between
their armed forces against the backdrop of regional territorial
The 'Joint Sea-2016' maneuvers include ships, submarines, ship-borne
helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, along with marines and amphibious
armored vehicles who will conduct live-firing exercises, according to a
Defense Ministry statement Sunday.
Tasks will include defensive and rescue drills, anti-submarine exercises and the simulated seizure of an enemy island by marines from both sides."