The missile homes in on the runway, a satellite image of which is shown that looks exactly like the layout of Andersen, although the base is not named.
The clip was released as China conducted military exercises near the Taiwan Strait late last week, drills which Beijing said were aimed at protecting the country's territorial integrity following US Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment Keith Krach's visit to Taiwan on 17 September. Washington does not recognize Taiwan's sovereignty but does maintain unofficial diplomatic ties to the island and sells Taipei sophisticated military weaponry, outraging Beijing. China regards self-ruled Taiwan as a breakaway province.
Neither China's Defence Ministry nor US Indo-Pacific Command instantly responded to a request for touch upon the video.
The lifting of footage from Hollywood was noticed on Chinese social media as well, with several users commenting on it.
The short video â€" "God of War H-6K, attack! The pilot eventually presses a button, which sends a missile towards an unidentified runway. The video concludes with slow-motion shots of Chinese pilots, clearly emulating the aesthetic of the American Top Gun films.
"We are the defenders of the motherland's aerial security; we have the confidence and ability to always defend the security of the motherland's skies", the PLAAF wrote in a short description for the video.
The scenes of Chinese bomber aircraft in flight appear to be real PLAAF footage, but the combat scenes look like they were taken from the films "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen", "The Hurt Locker", and "The Rock".
China air force video appears to show simulated attack on US air base on Guam
It is quite likely a PLAAF was lent a hand in the production of the video, and it is apparently far more convincing than a video released by North Korea in recent years. "The ensuing explosion matches that from the ending of the 1996 Nicholas [sic] Cage movie, The Rock". The video was released on Saturday on People's Liberation Army Air Force Weibo account. As the easternmost point in America, however, Guam has aroused interest from other rogue states in the region, primarily North Korea. Prior to multiple meetings between dictator Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korea also published aesthetically similar military propaganda videos threatening to attack strategic American assets.
This isn't the first time that a video has shown such an attack on a US target.
China has recently increased its efforts on matters involving contested islands in the South China and East China Seas, and reinforced its demand that Taiwan be re-unified with the mainland country.
The timing of the video's release coincided with China performing a second day of drills near Taiwan to express anger at the visit of a senior official from the U.S. State Department.
As per reports from the Chinese state-run Global Times, this was the first time the H-6 bombers were revealed by the military.