Multi-type attack helicopters attached to an army aviation brigade under the PLA Xinjiang Military Command (MC) fly in formation during a round-the-clock flight training exercise at the foot of the Tianshan Mountains in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on April 19, 2018.
A LCAC attached to a landing ship flotilla with the South China Sea Fleet under the PLA Navy exits the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship Changbaishan during the maritime training in waters of the South China Sea on Apr.18, 2018.
Z-19 attack helicopters attached to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 80th Group Army lift off successively for a flight training exercise on April 19, 2018.
Military trucks carrying weapons and equipment are transported by rail to a designated training area in northwestern China's Gobi Desert in mid-April, 2018. They are attached to a brigade under the PLA 74th Group Army.
Special operations soldiers provide security as their fellows fast-rope from a Z-8 transport helicopter during a fast-roping training exercise on April 19, 2018.
A Chinese Air Force formation conducts island patrols during a training exercise on April 19, 2018, with an aim of improving the ability to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
An armed helicopter assaults targets with rocket projectiles in a live-fire exercise off China's southeast coast, April 18, 2018. An air unit of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) ground force Wednesday held a live-fire exercise off China's southeast coast.
Su-30 fighter jets sit abreast on the flightline and receive pre-flight checks in preparation for the PLA Air Force annual penetration and assault competition assessment --"Golden Dart" in northeastern China on April 15, 2018.
Artillerymen assigned to a regiment under the PLA Xinjiang MC participate in a live-fire operation in Ali Plateau area of northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 17, 2018.
A ship-borne J-15 fighter jet prepares to land at the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Liaoning. A Chinese Navy flotilla including aircraft carrier Liaoning has conducted a series of exercises in the South China Sea since the grand naval parade last Thursday.
Several Su-30 fighter jets arrive at the airport prior to an air-to-ground assault military competition. The PLA Air Force started its annual penetration and assault competition assessment--"Golden Dart" in northeastern China on the morning of April 18, 2018.
A J-10C fighter jet flies during a flight training exercise on April 12, 2018. The multi-role fighter jets J-10C of the Chinese PLA Air Force have been put into real combat roles, which marks an improvement in the combat and defense capabilities of the Chinese Air Force.
A Type-05 AAAV attached to a brigade under the PLA 74th Group Army fires at simulated sea targets during a maritime live-fire training exercise in waters of the South China Sea on April 14, 2018.
A group of Type-05 AAAVs attached to a brigade under the PLA 74th Group Army conduct a salvo of 105mm shells during a live-fire operation on April 13, 2018.
Armed police soldiers use pressure washing systems to decontaminate their fellows during a chemical defense training exercise in early April, 2018. They are assigned to a chemical defense detachment of the Chinese Armed Police Force.
A group of Y-9 transport aircraft attached to an aviation division of the air force under the PLA Western Theater Command taxi on the runway in formation before takeoff for a flight training exercise on April 10, 2018.
The picture shows the aircraft carrier Liaoning (Hull 16) and other vessels and fighter jets in the maritime parade conducted by the Chinese PLA Navy in the South China Sea on the morning of April 12, 2018.
A soldier operates the 12.7mm anti-aircraft machine gun of a Type-001 amphibious APC as another soldier prepares to fire an FN-6 surface-to-air missile launcher during the amphibious beach assault training in waters of the S. China Sea on Apr. 12, 2018.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), reviews the PLA naval parade in the South China Sea on the morning of April 12, 2018.
Two Z-19 attack helicopters attached to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 80th Group Army fly at an extremly-low altitude during a night flight training exercise on April 10. 2018.