A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) air force formation conducts island patrols during training on April 26, 2018.
A J-15 fighter jet sits on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Liaoning (Hull 16). The Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army conducted a combat exercise at an unidentified area east of the Bashi Channel in the western Pacific on Apr. 20.
An H-6H bomber shoots off flares during the Golden Dart - 2018 air combat tactics competitive assessment.
Engineers assigned to an engineering and chemical defense brigade under the PLA 72nd Group Army maneuver bridge erection boats to build a ribbon pontoon floating bridge over a tributary of China's Yangtze River during a military skills demonstration on April 25, 2018.
A LCAC attached to a landing ship flotilla of the navy under the PLA Eastern Theater Command steers into the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship Yimengshan (Hull 988) during a maritime training exercise at an undisclosed sea area on April 26, 2018.
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Cadets fire HJ-73 anti-tank missile at simulated target during a live-fire test at a training range in Nanjing on April 26, 2018. They are assigned to the Army Artillery Air Defense Academy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA).
Army staff officers participate in a basic theory test on April 24. The first professional skills competition for combat staff officers of the PLA Army kicked off at a training range in Nanjing, eastern China's Jiangsu Province, on April 21,2018.
The military band of the PLA takes part in a military band parade held at the Beijing Olympic Park during a military band festival of the SCO, in Beijing, capital of China, April 25, 2018.
The picture shows the HQ-9 air defense missile systems attached to a surface-to-air missile brigade of the air force under the PLA Central Theater Command during a live-fire training exercise in mid-April, 2018.
A JL-8 jet trainer attached to a brigade under the PLA Air Force Xi'an Flight Academy fires its aircraft gun at simulated ground targets during a live-fire training course on April 20, 2018.
A group of WZ-10 attack helicopters attached to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 80th Group Army receive phase maintenance on April 24, 2018.
Sailors participate in a Foreign Object Debris (FOD) walk-down on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier Liaoning (Hull 16) of the Chinese PLA Navy prior to flight operations in western Pacific.
Maintenance men assigned to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 73rd Group Army conduct phase maintenance on multi-type attack helicopters during a routine maintenance operation on April 23, 2018.
A ZBD-05 amphibious infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) fires its HJ-73A anti-tank missile at simulated targets while moving forward during a tactical live-fire training exercise at an undisclosed area in mid-April.
Ship-borne fighter jets sit on the parking area on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier Liaoning (Hull 16).
Maintenance men assigned to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 80th Group Army conduct pre-flight inspection on a WZ-10 attack helicopter prior to a night flight training exercise on April 18, 2018.
The comprehensive supply ship Dongpinghu (Hull 960) provides alongside replenishment-at-sea for the guided-missile frigate Rizhao (Hull 598) during a maritime training exercise in waters of the Yellow Sea from April 17 to 20, 2018.
Maintenance men assigned to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 80th Group Army conduct phase maintenance on Z-9 attack helicopters in front of hangers during a routine maintenance operation on April 17, 2018.
Soldiers assigned to an airborne unit under the PLA Air Force fire a Type-63 towed 107mm multiple rockets launcher at simulated targets during a live-fire test in central China's Hubei Province on April 20, 2018.