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Tank by PLA, uniform by Gucci

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

8 September 2009 14:24

Lots more photos here from the recent rehearsal for the 1 October military parade through Beijing.

The parade will probably not contain any surprises. Although some military systems will be officially unveiled at the ceremony, these will likely be well known to the community of analysts, scholars and enthusiasts who watch the Chinese military. The DH-10 cruise missile, which was spotted at the rehearsal (or at least, the launch vehicle was seen), is one example. This Tomahawk-like missile has only entered service in the last few years — the Americans have had it since 1983.

Photo by Flickr user gadgetdan, used under a Creative Commons license.