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BEIJING, September 3. /TASS/. China has shown a number of cutting-edge armaments in Beijing on Thursday during a parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory in WWII and in its war against Japanese invaders.
Advanced Type 99A main battle tanks, Type 05A amphibious vehicles, Type 04A infantry fighting vehicles and 155-mm Type 05A [the other designation PLZ-05A] self-propelled howitzers.
Spectators could also see DF-115B (Dongfeng-15B) short-range ballistic missile systems and mobile launchers mounting DF-10A (Dongfeng-10, earlier known as Changjian-10) strategic cruise missiles, DF-16 (Dongfeng-16), DF-21D (Dongfeng-21D) and DF-26 (Dongfeng-26) intermediate-range ballistic missiles and DF-5B (Dongfeng-5B) and DF-31A (Dongfeng-31A) intercontinental ballistic missiles in downtown Beijing.
HQ-9 (Hongqi-9) long-range surface-to-air missile systems, HJ-10 (Hongjian-10) antitank missiles and Yilong unmanned aerial vehicles were demonstrated too at the parade in Tiananmen Square.
Military aircraft flew over the main square of the Chinese capital, concluding the parade. JH-7A (Jianhong-7A) fighter-bombers, KJ-500 (Kongjing-500) early warning and control aircraft and J-15 (Jian-15) carrier-borne fighters were among the latest aircraft displayed.
According to official statements, about 12,000 troops, including around 1,000 foreign soldiers and officers, have taken part in the parade. Russian servicemen from the 154th Separate Garrison Commandant’s Preobrazhensky Regiment crowned the foot parade. They were followed by about 500 ground vehicles and around 200 planes and helicopters flying in the skies of the Chinese capital.
Politicians from 49 countries attended the victory parade. 30 countries were represented by their heads of state and government. Russian President Vladimir Putin was among them. The Russian leader took the seat of honor on the right of China’s President Xi Jinping. The guests included the leaders of Belarus, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, South Africa, South Korea, Tajikistan, the Czech Republic, Uzbekistan, etc.