Satellite images recently showed the China military is building up large-scale targets in a remote desert to simulate its future attack.

Maxar Technologies took pictures from space. The pictures showed a simulated target of a full-size U.S. Navy aircraft carrier in the Taklimakan Desert in Xinjiang. There are also at least two simulations of Burke-class guided-missile destroyers in a new shooting range.

WIO News reported on May 13 that the Chinese training for anti-ship missiles has improved drastically with smaller targets like ships and naval stations.