YANGON, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar navy has conducted a combined fleet exercise - sea shield 2019 in the Bay of Bengal, according to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services on Tuesday.
The combined fleet exercise, carried out on Monday, was inspected by Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing from a vessel, Aung Zeya.
Navy seals gave a demonstration of raiding an enemy-seized passenger and trading ship and rescuing hostages by using four fast patrol crafts and three helicopters.
The exercise also included firing aerial defense weapons at enemy aircrafts and fired artilleries at enemy reconnaissance watercrafts.
In order to crush the enemy's main fleet, the naval troops changed into Formation-10 and conducted firing missiles and main artilleries.
It was another military exercise of Myanmar armed forces after Jan. 31 when the army and the air force conducted a joint one of air, artillery and armored forces in Meiktila cantonment in central Mandalay region with an aim towards security and defense of the country and raising the capability of the armed forces.
That joint exercise was also observed and inspected by Min Aung Hlaing who stressed the important role of air-defense capability in modern warfare as well as the effectiveness and accuracy of the arms and ammunition, calling for conducting continuous research by related forces.