New branch of PLA shows off missiles in music video

Source:Global Times Published: 2016-2-14 0:53:01

The recently established Rocket Force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has released a music video for its new official song featuring images of several Dongfeng ballistic missiles in a bid to showcase the force's prowess.

The Dongfeng-5B intercontinental strategic missiles were presented alongside many other weapons in the video for the force's new official march, named "March of the Rocket Force."

The music video was released Saturday on, a website affiliated with the Chinese military.

Remarks by Chinese President Xi Jinping characterizing the PLA Rocket Force as a "core force of strategic deterrence, a strategic buttress to the country's position as a major power, and an important building block in upholding national security" also appear at the end of the music video.

The song was released in January shortly after China announced the launch of the PLA Rocket Force on December 31, 2015 as part of its military reform program, which designated the Rocket Force as the PLA's fourth service on par with the army, navy and air force.

The Dongfeng-5B missile, which was designed to carry nuclear warheads, also appeared in the massive military parade held at Tiananmen Square in the capital in September 2015  to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression.

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