Sunday, December 30, 2018

PLA Unit of the day: 76th Air Defense Brigade, 76th Group Army, Western Theater Command

Back in Nov 2018, the 76th Air Defense Brigade traveled "a thousand mile" to the Gobi desert for an air defense drill. 

Noteworthy items about this set of PR photos:

Standard PLA ground force air defense for corps-level maneuver units:
HQ-16 medium-range air defense missile system for area defense.  The HQ-16 is also found on China's Type054A FFG and it has been sold to Pakistan.  

HQ-7 short-range SAM for point defense

PG99 twin-35mm AAA

The integration of PLAAF (in blue uniform) personnel  into Army air defense's operations and command structure

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