The Chinese army began to receive new all-terrain vehicles to service distant garrisons
The armies of different countries of the world are looking for ways and opportunities to equip with equipment that can help in operations in harsh climatic conditions. We are talking, among other things, about equipment for the needs of the armed forces in the winter. Such equipment began to enter service with the People's Liberation Army of China.
The Ministry of Defense of the PRC reports that the troops have begun to adopt new tracked all-terrain vehicles. One of the main functions for this kind of equipment is the ability to transport personnel and cargo in difficult conditions, for example, on snow, ice, including in a mountainous landscape.
The first such all-terrain vehicles were received by Chinese servicemen in the formations of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR). This is a vast northwestern region of China, where separatist sentiments are quite strong, fueled also from outside the PRC. XUAR is one of the few large regions of the country where the number of Han (ethnic Chinese) is less than the local population - Uyghurs. The climate in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is very harsh. Already today, in some of its regions, a real winter has reigned with negative temperatures and heavy snowfalls. In such conditions, it was extremely difficult for the Chinese troops to deal with the supply of distant garrisons. Often this had to be done with the help of local horses. Now, it is believed that tracked all-terrain vehicles will help supply distant garrisons in the XUAR.
It is noted that the new all-terrain vehicles are able to navigate terrain with difficult terrain. These can be snow-covered fields, small mountain river beds, stone and sandy deserts, wetlands.
At the same time, the PLA has not yet announced the name of the new all-terrain vehicle.
It is known that the all-terrain vehicle is capable of transporting up to 1500 kg of cargo, operating at altitudes up to 5 thousand meters, and climbing up to 35 degrees.
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