Russia, China start joint missile defense exercises

Russia-China naval exercises in the Peter the Great Bay, off Vladivostok, 2015.

Russia-China naval exercises in the Peter the Great Bay, off Vladivostok, 2015.

Yuri Smityuk/TASS
The computerized exercises focused on combating missile strikes.

Russia and China started computerized joint missile defense exercises on May 26, Sputnik News reports.

“The main goal of the computerized staff-command exercise was to train Russian and Chinese air defense and anti-missile groups, aimed at protecting their territories from accidental or provocative strikes by ballistic and guided missiles,” the website cited the Russian Defense Ministry as saying.

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