China has conducted its first-ever underwater demolition exercise which aimed to gather a large amount of data that could be used in striking enemy ports, according to a report by state outlet Global Times.
Organized by an institute under the Naval Research Academy, the underwater test targeted a simulated hostile dockyard at an undisclosed naval port. It reportedly destroyed the platform with high-powered explosives.
To collect more data from the exercise, the institute installed an array of sensors at key structural points of the target. The data were then analyzed to evaluate the exercise and how the explosives demolished the wharf.