Sunday, September 06, 2009

PRC's 60th Anniversary National Day Parade, a preview.

Based on last night's rehearsal, here is a possible parade lineup.

Vehicle Squadron No. 01 ZTZ 99 MBT
Vehicle Squadron No. 02 ZTZ 96G MBT
Vehicle Squadron No. 03 ZTS 04 AAAV (Army)
Vehicle Squadron No. 04 ZBD97 IFV
Vehicle Squadron No. 05 ZTS 04 AAAV (Marine)
Vehicle Squadron No. 06 New 8x8 Wheeled IFV
Vehicle Squadron No. 07 ZDB03 Airborne IFV (Airforce)
Vehicle Squadron No. 08 ZSL 92 Anti-riot APC (PAP)
Vehicle Squadron No. 09 PLZ 04 155mm SPH
Vehicle Squadron No. 10 New 122mm SPH
Vehicle Squadron No. 11 PLL05 1200mm SP Gun-Mortar
Vehicle Squadron No. 12 PTL02 100mm SPA
Vehicle Squadron No. 13 PHL03 300mm MRL
Vehicle Squadron No. 14 HJ-9 ATGM
Vehicle Squadron No. 15 PGZ95 SPAAA
Vehicle Squadron No. 16 HQ-7 SP-SAM
Vehicle Squadron No. 17 YJ-91 ASM display-model (Navy)
Vehicle Squadron No. 18 YJ-83 ASM display-model (Navy)
Vehicle Squadron No. 19 YJ-62 ASM (Navy)
Vehicle Squadron No. 20 HQ-9 SAM (Air force)
Vehicle Squadron No. 21 HQ-12 SAM (Air force)
Vehicle Squadron No. 22 ECM (Air force)
Vehicle Squadron No. 23 UAV
Vehicle Squadron No. 24 Communication
Vehicle Squadron No. 25 Joint Logistic (Medical, Food, Water, OPL, and Bridging)
Vehicle Squadron No. 26 DF-15 Mod
Vehicle Squadron No. 27 DF-11 Mod
Vehicle Squadron No. 28 DH-10 LACM
Vehicle Squadron No. 29 DF-21C
Vehicle Squadron No. 30 DF- 41

Fork and Spoon? Please excuse me but I prefer this one for emblem

Tanks out in Beijing in 60th anniversary rehearsal

BEIJING — Tanks, armored personnel carriers and rocket launchers rolled along a major Beijing boulevard Sunday in practice for a parade next month to mark China's 60th anniversary.

The main east-west artery of Beijing was closed for a rehearsal of the elaborate military parade planned for Oct. 1, when the People's Republic of China celebrates six decades since its founding. The parade is intended to highlight accomplishments China has made in its defense sector.

At least a few hundred military vehicles rumbled toward Chang An Avenue, in front of the Forbidden City, as small groups of onlookers gawked from behind police lines.

Public security has been ramped up in the capital in recent months in a campaign similar to last year's Olympic Games. Authorities have inspected all basements in the city, while some restaurants with roof terraces have been told not to seat patrons on sides overlooking the street.

During a previous rehearsal, hotels along the main Avenue of Eternal Peace were required to keep guests sequestered inside while parade preparations were under way.

Few details have been released about the schedule for the celebrations, but a keynote address from President Hu Jintao is expected, followed by the military parade and performances involving 200,000 people, 60 floats and fireworks.

Beijing has said it plans to show off much of its latest-generation weaponry and reports say the military aspect of the parade will feature entirely homegrown weaponry, highlighting China's rising capabilities in designing and manufacturing military hardware.

Much of that weaponry has been developed in the decade since the last military parade in 1999, underscoring the results of nearly two decades of annual double-digit percentage increases in the defense budget.


duskylim said...


Please look at picture number 6, truck number 21-03 with the blast ramp and canvass-covered bed.

It appears to be carrying a pair of KS-1A missiles, does it not?

Just my 2 cents.


Dusky Lim

duskylim said...

No real surprises here for anyone who follows the PLA on the web. The tanks, APC's and IFV's as well as the artillery and support systems are pretty well-known.

I suppose the only real surprise is the decision to display the DF-41 ICBM, which now officially confirms a weapons system that at first was only rumored, and then speculated about, and finally dismissed as non-existent by the West.

I still remember reading several 'authoritative' articles in several well-known Western websites on how there was NO DF-41 missile - only the DF-31A which was (again rumored by the West) claimed to be necessary as the original DF-31 had inadequate range and was somehow defective.

Hmmm, upon hindsight, how embarrassing to be proven so wrong.

Terrible thing about 'Western' expertise on Chinese military affairs.

Coatepeque said...

w.f.t DF-41, it is still a bit early, maybe the that is the whole purpose of the parade -- to show what you have.

Coatepeque said...

Sqd 21-03 is HQ-12, in service designation of KA-1A

Vehicle Squadron No. 21 HQ-12 SAM (Air force)

Anonymous said...

What is with the PLA and whitewall tyres? Whitewall tyres have always looked naff and I'm sorry but they make the PLA look naff too.

Coatepeque said...

Oh, I make fun of their whitewall tyres too.

So far, they only use whitewall tyres during a review/parade.

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