|A mixed formation of the East China Sea Fleet conducts a mine hunting exercise in an area of the Yellow Sea. (China Military Online/Zhou Guoliang, Pan Jianxiong)|
A mixed formation of the East China Sea Fleet has conducted a mine hunting exercise in an area of the Yellow Sea.
Since the beginning of 2013, the formation has been engaged in testing the practical capacity of various types of mine hunters and sweepers in terms of detection and discovery, tracking, and disposal of targets. Exercises have involved long, medium and short-distance undersea targets in a realistic battle environment, with the fundamental goal of enhancing battle effectiveness.