The special operations soldiers assigned to the 39th Chinese naval escort taskforce man the rail on the comprehensive supply ship Taihu before departure from a military port in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province, on September 26, 2021, for the escort missions in Gulf of Aden and Somali waters.
Two Mi-171 transport helicopters fly in same frequency with the landing ship Tianmushan (Hull 976) during a maritime coordinated training exercise in early September, 2021.
Members of the special operations element assigned to the multinational joint forces fast-rope from a helicopter during the main stage drill of the SCO Peace Mission-2021 joint anti-terrorism military exercise on September 23, 2021.
Three tracked rocket launcher systems attached to a brigade under the PLA 82nd Group Army fire at mock targets during a force-on-force live-fire exercise held in the Gobi desert on September 3, 2021.
A J-10 fighter jet assigned to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Southern Theater Command makes straight takeoff run during a flight training mission on September 7, 2021.
A fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade under the PLA Navy flies to the designated airspace during a round-the-clock live-fire training exercise in late August, 2021.
Chinese troops participate in the opening ceremony of the "Peace Mission 2021," a counter-terrorism military exercise for Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states, at the training range in Orenburg, Russia on Sept. 20, 2021.
The Long March-7 Y4 rocket, carrying Tianzhou-3, blasts off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province, Sept. 20, 2021. China launched cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-3 on Monday to deliver supplies for its under-construction space station.
Long-range Multiple Launch Rocket Systems attached to an artillery brigade under the PLA Xizang Military Command conduct a salvo of shells at mock targets during a tactical live-fire training exercise in China's Xizang Autonomous Region on September 2, 2021.
The comprehensive supply ship Weishanhui (Hull 887) provides supplies to the guided-missile frigate Yuncheng (Hull 571) during an alongside replenishment-at-sea drill in waters of the South China Sea on August 20, 2021.