Welcome to Episode 38 of the third series of The Weekly Defence Podcast. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more.
Zhuhai Air Show 2018: Poly recycles PLA equipment for export
The amorphous Chinese entity known as Poly Technologies highlighted its status as authorised reseller of decommissioned People’s Liberation Army (PLA) equipment at Zhuhai Air Show 2018.
The main focus of the company's outside display area at the event was armoured vehicles, with a focus on Type 59 and Type 069 main battle tanks as well as Type 063A amphibious tanks. Their fire control systems, power plants, sights and armaments can all be enhanced.
For instance the Type 59G-125 tank now features a 125mm gun instead of the original 100mm weapon. Its weight increased to 40.5t with a 750hp engine installed. …
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