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    Beijing's navy started large-scale drills including a cruiser, a submarine, more than 100 vessels, several dozens of combat aircraft and several coastal radar stations in the East China Sea.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — The Chinese navy kicked off on Monday large-scale military exercises in the East China Sea, the Chinese Defense Ministry said in a statement.

    "Currently, large-scale military exercises of the active military forces are held in the East China Sea in the area of ​​16,000 square kilometers [6,177 square miles]," the statement said.

    The exercise, including a cruiser, a submarine, more than 100 vessels, several dozens of combat aircraft and several coastal radar stations, are aimed at practicing reconnaissance tasks, long-distance attacks, as well as the overall missile defense in the conditions of electromagnetic interference.

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