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DSA 2018: PLA fields integrated rifle/grenade launcher

11th April 2018 - 02:15 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has fielded on a limited basis the QTS-11 individual integrated combat system. The new weapon, in the hands of a reconnaissance battalion in the 112th Mechanised Infantry Division of the Central Theatre Command, appeared on CCTV footage in January being examined by President Xi Jinping.

The QTS-11 consists of combined assault rifle with integral manually operated 20mm grenade launcher. These weapon systems are coupled with a fire control system and laser rangefinder.

A modular electro-optic sight with high-definition camera can be added by soldiers according to circumstances, which is beneficial in helping them manage the …

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