SHENYANG, Jan. 8 (Xinhuanet) -- China's first military laboratory for simulating freezing environment is now in operation. The experiment module can reduce the inside temperature to 60 degrees Celsius below zero in two and a half hours.

According to military sources, the lab, located in northeast China's Shenyang Military Command, was built with human experiment modules, animal experiment modules, small medical equipment modules and temperature control modules.

The lab can simulate natural cold meteorological conditions in which the capacities of medical equipment and drugs to resist cold and function effectively will be evaluated.

It will also test the duration limits of military operations in freezing environment, providing theoretical evidence for related research.

Experts believe the lab will further improve medical and logistic research in extreme environmental conditions for the Chinese military.