Thursday, January 04, 2018

PLA Unit in the news of the day: 334th Regiment, 112th Mech Infantry Division

The 112th Mechanized Infantry Division is normally under the Central Theater Command but it is operating as a strategic unit that is directly subordinate to the Central Military Commission.  The 112th is also one of the two Mech Infantry Divisions remaining in the PLA Ground Force orbat,  all other REGT/DIV have been reformed into combined-arms brigades. The other being the 116th Mechanized Infantry Division.

It's 334th Mech Infantry Regiment was there to answer Xi's call to kicking-off  the 2018 military training with 7000 members and 300 armed vehicles yesterday.   Organic to the regimental headquarters are three combined-arms battle-groups and other supporting units.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), gives instructions and orders to all Chinese armed forces during a kicking-off ceremony for military training in the year of 2018 on Jan.3. The Chinese military held a grand annual military training kicking-off ceremony on Wednesday morning. ( by Wang Shibin, Zhou Chaorong and Feng Kaixuan)

1 comment:

jobjed said...

I'm pretty sure the 116th has also been brigadised. The vehicles depicted are also not all from 334th Regiment, like the PLZ-05s, PGZ-09s, PHZ-11s, 8x8s, etc. However, 7000 men and 300 vehicles is definitely not the entirety of the 112th Division; not sure where the rest of the unit is.