Paratroopers assigned to a brigade under the PLA air force's airborne troops prepare to pack their parachutes for a parachute training exercise on March 15, 2019.
Maintenance men assigned to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Western Theater Command perform a preflight systems check before launching a fighter jet for an early morning training sortie on March 15, 2019.
A J-11B fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Eastern Theater Command taxis on the runway before takeoff for a night flight training exercise on March 12, 2019.
The guided-missile destroyer Xi'an (Hull 153, L) and the comprehensive supply ship Chaohu (Hull 890, R) steam alongside with each other in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea during a recent maritime patrol mission in waters of the East China Sea.
Landing Craft Air Cushion steams in waters off the Xisha Islands during the maritime coordinative training from March 6 to 11, 2019. It is China’s independently developed high speed medium amphibious landing craft air cushion.
An H-6 bomber attached to a brigade with the PLA Air Force Harbin Flight Academy taxies down the runway after landing during a flight training exercise on March 6, 2019.
Fighter jets attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Eastern Theater Command await approval to takeoff from a military airfield for an air battle drill on March 8, 2019.
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a plenary meeting of the delegation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and People's Armed Police Force (APF) to the second session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing on March 12, 2019.
A Type-96 main battle tank (MBT) attached to a brigade of the 72nd Group Army under the PLA Eastern Theater Command passes through a shallow trench during a driving skills training exercise from March 5 to 6, 2019.
A WZ-10 attack helicopter attached to a helicopter regiment with a PLA airborne brigade lifts off from the parking apron of an airbase for a round-the-clock flight training mission on March 6, 2019.
A pilot assigend to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Northern Theater Command taxies his J-10 fighter jet to the runway before takeoff for a recent round-the-clock flight training exercise.
J-11 fighter jets attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Western Theater Command taxi towards the runway before takeoff for a night air confrontation training exercise on March 6, 2019.
A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) steams into the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship Changbaishan during a maritime joint training exercise in waters of the South China Sea from March 6 to 7, 2019.
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A Su-30 fighter jet attached to a naval aviation brigade under the PLA Eastern Theater Command taxies to the runway before takeoff for a recent training mission at a military airfield in east China's Zhejiang Province.
A J-11B fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Eastern Theater Command soars into the sky for a round-the-clock free air-to-air combat training exercise on March 4, 2019.
Air force personnel assigned to a brigade of the air force under the PLA Northern Theater Command simulate rescue and recovery operations while hanging underneath a rescue helicopter during a training exercise in high altitude and frigid area on March 3, 2019.
Over 20 attack helicopters attached to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 80th Group Army lift off successively for a routine flight training exercise including subjects as penetration reconnaissance, tactical takeoff and landing, and escort on February 27, 2019.
A J-10A fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Southern Theater Command prepares to taxi out the hangar for a training exercise in southwest China on Feb. 27, 2019.
Sailors climb up a ladder to board the guided-missile destroyer Changsha (Hull 173) from a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a training exercise in late February, 2019.