Chinese state TV releases footage of soldiers launching multiple missiles

China's state broadcaster has released footage of the country's soldiers launching multiple missiles to take down enemy targets during a live-fire drill.

The large-scale military exercise was conducted recently by Beijing's Rocket Force, the missile division under the People's Liberation Army, according to China Central Television Station.

The troop fired Dongfeng cruise missiles from day to night and the weapons 'struck special targets precisely', the official outlet reported without giving further details.

The large-scale military exercise was conducted by the Rocket Force, said China's state TV

The large-scale military exercise was conducted by the Rocket Force, said China's state TV

The troop fired Dongfeng cruise missiles which 'struck special targets precisely', it is reported

The troop fired Dongfeng cruise missiles which 'struck special targets precisely', it is reported

Footage released the state-run station shows at least six military trucks - each carrying three missile launchers - attending the drill.

It also shows multiple warheads soaring into the skies after being set off by soldiers wearing protective full-face masks. 

The 90-second clip is the latest of a series of propaganda videos aired by China Central Television Station (CCTV) this month to boast about the nation's military might.

The soldiers carried out the drill recently in an undisclosed location, the state broadcaster said

The soldiers carried out the drill recently in an undisclosed location, the state broadcaster said

The 90-second clip is the latest of a series of propaganda videos aired by China this month

The 90-second clip is the latest of a series of propaganda videos aired by China this month

Last week, CCTV published a video of China's second aircraft carrier launching ammunition to wipe out targets during an exercise.

Two weeks earlier, it showed off Chinese soldiers 'seizing an island' during a simulation attack in an apparent threat to self-ruled Taiwan, which China claims as its own.

China has been flexing its military muscles since tensions heightened between China and the United States over Taiwan.

Washington approved two sales of weapon and defence systems worth around $4.2billion (£3.25billion) to the democratically ruled island - moves that infuriated Beijing.

In response, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs vowed retaliation against the United States and announced sanctions on American companies involved in the weapon deals, including Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

Vehicles carrying DF-100 missiles roll past Tiananmen Square during a parade marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing on Oct 1, 2019

Vehicles carrying DF-100 missiles roll past Tiananmen Square during a parade marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing on Oct 1, 2019

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has two series of missiles, the Dongfeng or 'East Wind' guided missiles and the Julang or 'Giant Wave' nuclear submarine missiles.

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