Several missile brigades of the new Chinese Army PLA Rocket force conducted military drills 11301161

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Several missile brigades of the new Chinese Army PLA Rocket Force conducted military drills.
Several missile brigades of the newly-formed Rocket Force of the People's Liberation Army (PLA Chinese Army) conducted military drills in the desert and snow-covered forests at the beginning of 2016, to enhance combat ability in extreme weather and environmental conditions.
     
Several missile brigades of the newly-formed Rocket Force of the People's Liberation Army (PLA Chinese Army) conducted military drills in the desert and snow-covered forests at the beginning of 2016, to enhance combat ability in extreme weather and environmental conditions. Screenshot of CCTV footage showing a DF-31 intercontinental ballistic missile in firing position.
     
China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Monday 4, January 2016, the missile brigades developed over 10 new tactics for snowfield combat, including rapid mobility methods and tactics to avoid airstrikes.

In the desert, the brigades simultaneously launched about 10 missiles, which reflects progress in the missile brigades' firepower, the CCTV reported.

The footage featured the DF-21 medium-range ballistic missile being operated by soldiers, with units carrying out more than 10 maneuvers. The missiles in the footage were DF-5 and DF-31 intercontinental ballistic missiles and DF-21, showcasing the new force's capability of reaching short-, medium- and long-range targets worldwide.

According to PLADaily, the PLA Rocket Force has at least nine missiles in active service. They include the DF-5B, the intermediate-range DF-26 and the CJ-10A ground-launched cruise missile.

The Chinese Army Rocket Force, along with two other new bodies - the PLA Army General Command and the PLA Strategic Support Force - were launched on Thursday, as part of the country's military reform.

The Chinese Army Rocket Force, renamed from the PLA Second Artillery Force, will be used for both nuclear deterrence and conventional warfare, said Song Zhongping, a Beijing-based military expert.
 

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