Based on the Annual Plan of Joint Exercises, the Central Military Commission authorized the Mission 2010 cross-regional group army mobility exercise, which started on October 10, 2010. The exercise was a response to Hu Jintao’s call for “Innovative Development in Military Exercises.” The basic goal of this exercise was to improve information system based combat capabilities. The exercise covered the Beijing, Lanzhou, and Chengdu Military Regions and the Air Forces as well as the Army Air Corps. The total number of troops involved was more than 30,000, and the total mobility distance covered was over 10,000 kilometers. In addition, civilian passenger and cargo airplanes were coordinated to participate in this exercise.
Source: Xinhua, October 9, 2010