China's military to drill on digitalized forces
Updated: 2013-05-29 00:55
BEIJING - The People's Liberation Army (PLA) will conduct an exercise next month to test new types of combat forces including units using digital technology amid efforts to adjust to informationalized war, it announced on Tuesday.
It will be the first time a PLA exercise has focused on combat forces including digitalized units, special operations forces, army aviation and electronic counter forces, according to the general staff department.
The drill will be carried out in late June at the Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the country's largest military training field.
Forces from the 38th and 68th combined corps of the Beijing Military Area Command as well eight military academies will participate, according to the department.