American preparations for war with China are not limited to expanding military facilities or maneuvers with allies. New recordings show that the naval exercises are using mock-ups of Chinese military equipment, such as J-7 and J-20 aircraft.

Information about this matter appeared thanks to a user of the X platform, Smiling man. He posted a link and selected frames from the video showing it Naval exercises – 2nd Short Range Air Defense Battalion (2d LAAD) at a training center.

Used by American soldiers Drona R80D SkyriderAnd as the description shows filmThe aim of the exercise was to evaluate the effectiveness and possibilities of using unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with the Silvus Technologies data transmission system.

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However, it was not the technical details that aroused the greatest interest, but rather the background of the recording. The video (although it cannot be ruled out as a “controlled leak”) shows Marines training near mock-ups of Chinese J-7 and J-20 aircraft.

Chinese aircraft J-7 and J-20

Chengdu J-7 is a Chinese fighter, which is a development of an unlicensed copy of the Soviet MiG-21, intended for The role of the objector. Despite the lack of modernity of this design, the plane was produced until 2017, and its production reached approximately 2,400 units.

The Marines are returning to their roots

The naval exercises are part of a number of other activities that show how seriously the United States takes the risks of war with China. This includes, among others: supplying the Navy with fast hospital ships, building units capable of high-seas rescue operations, testing the use of landing craft as light aircraft carriers or expanding military facilities, including: on the island of Guam.

It is also part of these preparations Marine Corps Reform. Over the past 30 years, the Marines have come to resemble ground forces and have been used in this role, among others. During operations in Iraq or Afghanistan.

However, recent years have been marked by reform of the US Marine Corps. The Corps returns to its roots and becomes an expeditionary force once again. One of the results of these changes was the Corps’s resignation from heavy armored weapons. From which Poland benefitedwhich immediately purchased M1A1 Abrams FEP tanks withdrawn by the Marine Corps.

Lukasz Michalek, journalist at Wirtualna Polska

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