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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Armored Force Engineering Institute, China's AFV Proving Ground
This PLA unit was formed in 1959. No norinco AFV can be inducted into PLA service with out a Certification Of Acceptance (COA) from those guys. From time-to-time, they are referred as Army's "test pilots"
Crossing the Qiongzhou Strait under its own power, a must for any PLA amphibious tank and IFV. Ensuring this "million man swim" capability is part of the unit's mandate.