Thursday, December 27, 2018

2nd PLA ground force Type15 light tank unit identified

It is the 54th Mechanized Brigade, Tibet (Xizang) Military District.  Consider the volume of Type15 testing photos taken in Tibet since 2011, this deployment should come as no surprise.

China's type 15 lightweight tank commissioned
Source: Xinhua| 2018-12-27 22:47:19|Editor: Yang Yi

BEIJING, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- A new type of tank, the type 15 lightweight tank, has been commissioned by China's army, a military spokesperson said Thursday.

Wu Qian, a spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, made the remarks at a regular press conference.

The spokesperson also revealed that in 2018, China has conducted nearly 40 joint drills and training sessions with over 30 countries, deepening friendship and mutual trust with other militaries.

Such operations have been carried out with more in-depth exchanges, greater focus on real combat conditions and improved systems, Wu said.

Regarding preparation for the 7th International Military Sports Council Military World Games, Wu said a total of 10,049 people from 93 countries, including 9,122 competitors and officials, 389 referees and 172 media staff, had signed up for the event scheduled for October 2019 in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province.

In a review of China's naval escort missions, the spokesperson said that over the past 10 years, China has sent 31 fleets and over 26,000 officers and soldiers, escorting more than 6,600 Chinese and foreign ships and successfully rescuing or aiding over 70 ships.

The fleets also carried out other missions, such as the evacuation of Chinese nationals from war zones, the search for the missing flight MH370 and supplying fresh water to Maldives, the spokesperson said.

Monday, December 24, 2018

CCTV capture of the day: Type15 105mm light tank conducts "red vs blue" combat drill with the 75th Group Army

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