Chinese private companies showcase equipment for potential use in Tibet

by Gabriel Dominguez

More than 20 small- and medium-sized Chinese private companies put their newest defence products on display for the Tibet Military District of the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF) in late October as the service aims to acquire more modern and specialised equipment for use in border defence and high-altitude operations on plateaus.

CCTV-released footage on 30 October showing what appears to be a CW-10 UAV being flown at a small defence exhibition organised by China’s Tibet Military District. (CCTV)

CCTV-released footage on 30 October showing what appears to be a CW-10 UAV being flown at a small defence exhibition organised by China’s Tibet Military District. (CCTV)

State broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) released footage on 30 October showing that several unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were showcased during the small exhibition, including the strike-capable, rotary-wing Blowfish A2 UAV developed by the Zhuhai Ziyan Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Company, and the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing CW-25 and CW-10 UAVs developed by Chengdu-based company Jouav.

In a separate report, the Global Times newspaper noted that these UAVs have been specially designed for use in high-altitude and low-temperature areas, and could be used by the Tibet Military District to carry out several missions, such as re-supplying the troops; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations; and/or aerial strikes.

Among the other products displayed were handheld counter-UAV systems; advanced logistics support equipment, such as new portable solar chargers; specialised clothing made of graphene; portable oxygen concentrators; and a multifunctional dining vehicle, reported the paper, which quoted an unnamed analyst as explaining that the Chinese military is reaching out to small- and medium-sized private companies to not only develop and manufacture specialised products for border defence but also to provide the PLA with more product choices at lower cost.

Already a Janes subscriber? Read the full article via the Client Login
Interested in subscribing, see What we do

Share

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/chinese-private-companies-showcase-equipment-for-potential-use-in-tibet

More than 20 small- and medium-sized Chinese private companies put their newest defence products on ...

Associated services

Related news

Loading animation

Request a free consultation to find out how in a world of fake news and ever growing conflict, Janes can provide you with unbiased, verified open-source intelligence.

Details