We are reporting on the battle position丨The”Iron Army” that never rusts-the record of the 82nd Army’s”Iron Army” transformation and preparation
Xinhua News Agency, Shijiazhuang, October 29th Title:The”Iron Army” that never rusts-the 82nd Army’s”Iron Army Brigade” transformation and preparation record
< p>Xinhua News Agency reporters Jia Qilong, Yang Yawen, and Liu Yi
Although it is late into the night, the desert grasslands are still full of iron armor and gunfire.
“Attention to all vehicles, launch vehicles, impact, execute!””Armor-piercing projectiles, enemy armored targets in front, stop short, and annihilate!”…A contract tactical training base in Inner Mongolia, the 82nd Army”Iron Army” The offensive and defensive battle of the brigade lasted from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. This was also an ordinary”battle” in the real-arm tactical exercise of the brigade integration system that lasted more than four months.
“Since the’Iron Army Brigade’ reformed its defenses three years ago, not only the equipment has been updated, but the annual training time and ammunition consumption have also increased significantly.” Shooting technician Liu Heng said.
“After being reorganized from a light mechanized infantry division in 2017, the’Iron Army Brigade’ has continuously accelerated the pace of exploration and transformation and enhancement of the combat effectiveness of the troops.” Brigade political commissar Zhang Xingmin said, especially after being reviewed by Chairman Xi twice. After listening to the commander-in-chief’s important speech at the military parade, the officers and soldiers of the brigade were encouraged and burst out with great enthusiasm for transformation and preparation.
September 3, 2015, on the Victory Day of the Anti-Japanese War parade, the”Liu Laozhuang Company” hero model troops named after the”Iron Army” Liu Laozhuang Company walked through Tiananmen Square with their heads high and were reviewed by President Xi ; On October 1, 2019, the 70th anniversary of the National Day military parade, the army team with the”Iron Army” as the main body once again strode across Tiananmen Square.
“Synthesis is our biggest feature.’Division’ can act independently, and’combination’ will make an iron fist.” Brigadier Commander Liu Junfeng said that the assault force of the Synthetic Battalion is substantial, the firepower is strong, and the command organization Efficient and fully organized, it is the basic combat unit with strong independent combat capability; while the combined brigade is the basic combat unit that adapts to the needs of global combat. By flexibly configuring various equipment and firepower, it can achieve modular organization and networked communication. And three-dimensional strikes, so that the combat effectiveness of various weapons and equipment can be more accurately and fully released.
“This year’s live ammunition exercise realized for the first time all the main combat equipment and combatants of the brigade with live ammunition, all of which were installed, combated, exploded, and cast.” Brigade Staff Training Division Chief Li Zhiyang said that this is the most combat-based exercise he has participated in in the 16 years since he joined the army. The officers and soldiers have received a lot of training, and many problems have been exposed.
In the eyes of brigade commander Liu Junfeng, this live-fire exercise broke the barriers between various arms and professions, enhanced the ability of coordinated operations between arms, and systematically tested the basic training level of the army. , The overall combat capabilities, reconnaissance, control, and evaluation links, and the results of training and preparations have comprehensively improved the troops’ ability to prepare and win.
Yang Fan, chief of staff of the brigade, summed up his understanding of the adjustment of the”Iron Army” organization system in two sentences:one is to lay a solid foundation to guarantee the transformation, and the other is to improve the quality to help the transformation.
“For the grassroots units, a solid transformation is to do a good job of specific details, from the physical foundation, individual basis, and tactical basis, bit by bit.” In addition, Yang Fan believes The current weapons and equipment, combat concepts, and organizational forms place high requirements on the quality of officers and soldiers. The brigade’s training, training, research, and competition are all in order to tap the capabilities of officers and soldiers to the limit and use the equipment to the extreme. , To truly achieve”combination of human clothing”
The commander of the first battalion, Zhang Song, also mentioned the term”quality” many times.”Now it is too demanding to be a battalion commander, because the battalion must be able to fight independently, such as engineering, reconnaissance, communications, and medical services. The combat requirements and training characteristics of these arms must be mastered by the battalion commander.”
Li Zhiyang, who has been serving as a training staff for many years, feels that many of the things he learned before are useless.”The previous combat training The plans are all aimed at fixed combat targets, but after the transformation, the combat missions are more diverse, mostly new things, from the organization to the tactics and methods of play must be studied one by one.”
Participated in two military parades. Meng Han also felt that the training after the transformation was closer to actual combat.”I am proud of my company, and also proud of our brigade being the’vanguard’ of the transformation.” Meng Han said that when he participated in the parade on the Victory Day of the Anti-Japanese War, he had just enlisted for three months, and he felt more fresh and participated in the National Day. At the 70th anniversary of the military parade, he already deeply understood that there are heavy responsibilities behind the glory of this heroic army.
Half a year after the move, the”Iron Army Brigade” demonstrated the high-standard demonstration courses for the group army, exploring and forming more than 10 research results; in the actual combat exercises that year, it strengthened the 8 types of new quality forces. The actual force verifies the joint operations of the various services and arms; successively organized three waves of battalion tactical exercises to achieve the integration of four elements of command and control, reconnaissance intelligence, fire strike, and force assault at the battalion level…
” Regardless of whether it is a unit or a person, one must have faith. Only when there is faith can you want to work and be willing to do things.” Deputy brigade commander Yun Bo believes that the transformation and development of the”Iron Army” is passed on from generation to generation. The spirit of the Iron Army always inspires the”Iron Army” to rise to the forefront and never rust.