Sunday, June 24, 2018

PLA unit of the day: 651st Independent Air Defense Brigade, Tibet MD

651st Independent Air Defense Brigade, PLA ground force's only Air Defense unit covering the entire Tibet MD.  This unit was enlarged in 2012 by injecting the old 651st Anti-Aircraft Artillery regiment with surface-to-air missile elements.

Its TOE includes, PG59 (57mm AAA), PG99 (35mm AAA),  HQ-7A SAM, HQ-16 SAM and NH-6 MANPADS.

PLA's orbat in Tibet has not been changed much, still thin with 3 line brigades (52nd, 53rd, and 54th) and limited support elements such as the 651st.   

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