New Command scenario: Mission 2013D – Part I

June 20, 2014 · Posted in Command 

Author: steelp


Date/Time: Mar 2014 / 22:00:00 Zulu / 06:00:00 Local
Location: North Taiwan Straight
Playable Sides: United States



2013 China

In September,2013,  China commenced Mission 2013A, involved more than 40,000 troops from multiple services aimed at a large-scale island invasion either in the South China Sea or East China Sea where China has encountered strong resistance to its claims of territorial or maritime assets.

Following 2013A came Code-named Mission 2013B.The exercises were the third installment in 2013 of a series of military drills. Participating in the exercise are ground troops from the 42nd Army of the Guangzhou Military Region command — the military’s crack force that was the main fighting unit during the Korean War and the 1979 invasion of Vietnam.

Air force units, surface warships and amphibious vessels, and electronic warfare groups from the Guangzhou and Nanjing region commands also formed a key portion of the war games.

A third exercise, Mission 2013C, was conducted and directed primarily by the air force.

US INTEL confirmed the existance of a 2013 Delta exercise but it never was executed by China.

Dec 2013

China’s J20 program delivers an undisclosed number of aircraft to PLA air force for operational deployment.

Jan 2014

China accelerated the activation of its newest carrier the Shi Lang. Air assets were delivered and deemed carrier combat operational.

Feb 2014

China alerts international community and warns commercial traffic of its intent to hold a multi service exercise and evaluate its new naval structure in March. US / ROC plan joint exercise.

Mar 2014

1700Z. As US and ROC forces exercise into the third day of a week long joint naval operation  some 150 miles east of the Taiwan straight, China executes mission 2013D. It is soon clear this is no exercise….



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