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PLA introduces several new combat vehicles

14th August 2020 - 08:45 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the world’s largest military, continues its inexorable rollout of combat vehicles, with several new types appearing in recent days. These include a wheeled launcher for the HJ-10 antitank missile, a truck-mounted 122mm howitzer and a ferry/bridging system.

The HJ-10 high-mobility launcher (nomenclature currently unknown) debuted in a PLA exercise conducted at an elevation of 4,500m in Tibet. It appeared in a CCTV video aired on 10 August, where it was participating in large-scale live-fire drills.

The 4x4 lightly armoured truck is a wheeled equivalent of the tracked AFT-10 that is based on the ZBD-04A IFV

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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