Russia and China carry out first joint exercises on missile defense

Russian and Chinese servicemen carried out their first computer-assisted, staff-command, missile defense exercises named Aero-Space Security 2016, reported with reference to the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

“The main purpose of staff-command exercises is the training of joint actions of operationally formed groups of Russian and Chinese air defense and missile defense against random and provocative strikes of ballistic and cruise missiles,” the statement reads. The Russian Ministry of Defense also noted that their objectives were fully achieved.

“The coordination of the approaches to interaction in resolving missile defense tasks, determination of the principles of the use of joint air defense and missile defense groups and also setting of the direction of further cooperation in the area of missile defense have been drilled during exercises,” the Ministry noted.

At the same time, the agency assured that joint exercises weren’t directed against any third party. Earlier, Russia and China carried out joint exercises in the Mediterranean Sea.

  Russia, China, Missile Defense