Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The 1st Foreign User of the QBZ-95 rifle

The first confirmed foreign user of the QBZ-95 series of assault rifles. Technically that's a NBZ-03A, a Type 97A with a different casing and made by Jian She Group for export. Not sure those are freebie or actually paid for it. Most likely foreign aid from the Chinese government because I don't think the Cambodians can afford anything remotely modern.

A Cambodian soldier armed with a Chinese-made QBZ-95 rifle prepares to search a missing plane at Kampot province, some 130 kilometers (80 miles) southwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, June 26, 2007. A PMT Air plane, Russian-made An-24, that disappeared in southern Cambodia likely crashed during a storm, and there is little hope of finding survivors among the 22 people who were on board, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday.