PRC army is eager to transform under a lot of effects, such as challenges of future conflict, change of information war, transformation of army position and ability in joint war, transformation of western military, and so on. They are trying to transform to win the objective that building “information army” which can mobile and be competent everywhere.
Military maneuver is the guidance and exercise under the scenario, and also a pervasive training that military staff can learn the theoretical and practical experiences. Through exercise, we can understand the military thinking toward war, strategy and tactics, training levels, weapon developments and operational support capabilities.
Therefore, this paper is written in “document analysis” form, analyzing what today Army should does under information war, why PRC Army transforms, PRC’s goal, PRC’s thinking and status. And then further analyze major exercise in recent years, validating its operational results of theory, organizational preparation, weapons and equipment, and explore whether Army is able to transform due to changes in the strategic environment, as well as personnel, education and mobilization for the transition.
The study found that PRC follows "three-step" strategy to build a theory and organizational structure that can be adapted in modern army. On the other hand, they build information technology, high-tech weapons systems and strengthen information systems to integrate joint training troops, in this way, the weapons and the quality of the troop can meet requirement of information war. As a whole, PRC’s transformations are consistent with their national, military and strategic objectives, and we can find that from the previous exercises. However, transformation is a long and ongoing process, and there will be some stifling place to be solved. Our side can take their examples a kind of early-warning sign, and try to research and take some measures to ensure our national security.