A conventional missile brigade under the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Force recently launched two new-type missiles during a live-fire drill in the deserts in Northwest China. The missiles accurately hit mock targets in the well-protected "enemy" defense positions hundreds of kilometers away.
A rescue unit of the PLA Rocket Force deployed large power generation vehicles, large water tankers and communication equipment to help the Fuwai Central China Cardiovascular Hospital in flood-hit Zhengzhou City in central China's Henan Province restore its power supply, water supply and internal communication.
More than 8,600 officers and soldiers of the PLA and Chinese People's Armed Police (PAP) Force, together with more than 11,000 militia and reserve personnel, have participated in the disaster rescue. With more than 1,300 vehicles and equipment and 217 rafts, they will continue to carry out rescue operations and reconstruction tasks in many places in Henan.
As of press time, the Chinese PLA Central Theater Command has mobilized more than 5,700 troops, including armed police forces and militia, along with more than 148 vehicles and vessels in central China's Henan Province, to engage in disaster relief in 30 places in parallel.
The PLA Rocket Force has conducted a nuclear attack survival exercise where troops in an underground missile facility had to endure extreme conditions and make sure they could still launch nuclear counterattacks.
China showcased the new DF-17, a ballistic missile said to be hypersonic with a very high defense penetration capability, for the first time at the National Day parade on Tuesday, with Chinese military expert saying that it is almost impossible to be intercepted by enemies.
Some 350 soldiers in dark green uniforms of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Force were reviewed in front of the Tian'anmen Rostrum Tuesday morning during a grand parade marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
China's core strategic deterrence force on Tuesday released its first promotional video on social media platforms, showcasing the country's DF ballistic missiles and vowing to protect the country's sovereignty.