An AG600M amphibious firefighter aircraft and an AC313 firefighter helicopter prepare for takeoff at a comprehensive emergency rescue aviation exercise held in Jingmen, Central China’s Hubei Province, on October 27, 2023. Photo: Courtesy of Tan Yuqiang
China recently organized the country’s largest comprehensive emergency rescue aviation exercise, demonstrating the systematic achievements in its independent aviation emergency rescue equipment field in recent years and verifying the results of tactics research, scientific innovation, equipment development and actual application.
Organized by the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the exercise was held in Jingmen, Central China’s Hubei Province, on Friday and involved training courses including disaster reconnaissance, situation monitoring, relay communication, precise firefighting and medical rescue.
A Wing Loong-1E drone, equipped with high-definition optoelectronic reconnaissance equipment, multi-function radar and emergency communication support pods began to hover in the mission area after taking off from Zhanghe Airport after thick smoke began rising from a simulated fire scene.