A J-10 fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Central Theater Command awaits approval to take off from the runway during a round-the-clock flight training exercise on July 19, 2019.
A PLZ-05 self-propelled 155 mm gun-howitzer attached to an artillery brigade under the PLA 74th Group Army fires at mock targets during a live-fire test in northwest China’s Gobi desert on July 16, 2019.
Soldiers assigned to a support detachment of a brigade under the PLA 76th Group Army assemble a trailer-launched bridge of the REBS for temporary transportation during a bridge-building training exercise in northwest China's Gansu Province on July 18, 2019.
Soldiers apply camouflage nets to military vehicles in preparation for concealment after the military truck convoy's arrival at the designated field during a recent round-the-clock air-ground coordinated training exercise.
Two J-11 fighter jets attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Western Theater Command taxi on the flightline in formation before takeoff during a night combat flight training exercise on July 15, 2019.
Artillerymen assigned to a brigade with the PLA 75th Group Army operate a 122mm truck-mounted self-propelled howitzer system to fire at mock targets during a live-fire field training exercise on July 16, 2019.
Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe meets with representatives from the defense departments of 50 African countries and the African Union during the first China-Africa Peace and Security Forum in Beijing on July 17, 2019.
A J-10 fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Northern Theater Command flies through the valley during an aerial combat sortie from July 3 to 5, 2019.
A WZ-10 attack helicopter attached to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 77th Group army fires aircraft gun while flying through the valley during a defense penetration training operation in in western China on July 14, 2019.
Soldiers secure and reinforce military vehicles onto the railcar prior to a long-distance rail transportation from China's southeast coastal areas to the northwest China's desert area in early July, 2019.