On August 21, a division of the air force under the Guangzhou Military Area Command (MAC) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) launched a ground target live-fire training, in a bid to further improve the troop’s actual-combat capability.
In this live-fire training, the leaders of the division and regiments participated in the flight and organized technical researches. They proposed subjects for the aviation theory exam, and marked the papers to analyze technical difficulties based on existing problems. Seminars were held for pilots to clarify the implementation methods, safety measures and quality inspection. The characteristics of the command in the flight area and the shooting range were discussed, and the command procedures for handling special cases in complex weather conditions were rehearsed. And the teaching methods of teachers and cautions for the implementation of low-altitude live-fire implementation in the target range were clarified.
The ground crew re-studied safety measures for rocket projectiles and air cannon projectiles according to the live-fire training. All kinds of support personnel implemented the requirements strictly. In the training, they carefully organized flight parameter identification and video replay, so that the pilots can have improvements in every flight. On the day, seven pilots launched 28 rocket projectiles and all of them hit the targets.