China's new carrier rocket Smart Dragon-1 (SD-1), designed for commercial use, made its maiden flight on Saturday, sending three satellites into planned orbit.
Soldiers assigned to the PLA 74th Group Army conduct fast-roping from a helicopter attached to a Navy aviation regiment during a joint fast-rope training exercise on the shore of the South China Sea on Aug. 14, 2019.
A Type-99 main battle tank attached to a division of the ground force passes through a shallow trench during a real-combat exercise in north China recently.
PLZ-05 self-propelled 155 mm gun-howitzers attached to an artillery brigade under the PLA 74th Group Army fire at mock aerial targets during a tactical live-fire training exercise in northwest China's Gobi desert on August 8, 2019.
Chinese soldiers load missiles onto an armored infantry fighting vehicle during the relay race stage of the "Suvorov Attack" contest in the IAG 2019, which concluded in Korla on August 15, 2019. China, Russia and Iran teams were in the top three.
A Chinese wheeled armored transport vehicle passes through the sandy road in speed during the Interaction Race stage of the Clear Sky Contest of the IAG 2019 in Korla of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on August 13, 2019.
Chinese infantry fighting vehicles fire jamming bombs to make interference as they pass through man-made obstacles during the Relay Race, the third stage of the Safe Environment Contest of the IAG 2019 at a military training base in Korla on August 12, 2019.
Chinese marines load ammunition onto a marine infantry combat vehicle during the relay race of the Seaborne Assault contest as part of the International Army Games 2019 on August 14 in the Kaliningrad region in Russia.
A Chinese participating IFV wades through a mock ford obstacle during the Individual race stage of the Suvorov Attack Contest of the IAG 2019 in Korla, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on August 4, 2019.
The 22nd Chinese peacekeeping contingent to the DR Congo attends the celebration of Pakistan's 72nd Independence Day under the invitation of the Pakistani peacekeeping force, at the Pakistani camp in the city of Bukavu, on Aug. 14, 2019.