List and analysis of military equipment and armoured Chinese army parade 3 September 2015 10609153

Armies in the world - Chinese army parade 3 September 2015
 
List and analysis of military equipment and armoured Chinese army parade 3 September 2015
Army Recognition editorial team provides analysis of new Chinese army military equipment and combat vehicles which showed during the Chinese military parade in Beijing of September 3, 2015, to commemorate the end of the World War II in Asia.
     
     
Chinese army main battle tank ZTZ-99A or Type 99A
     

Ten countries, including Russia, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan, sent troops to participate at the Chinese military parade.

According to Qu Rui, deputy chief of the Operations Department of the General Staff Headquarters (and deputy director of the Office of the Parade Leading Team), 84 percent of military equipment displayed during the parade was showed for the first time to the public.

Qu said the parade would include 12,000 troops, 500 pieces of equipment, and almost 200 aircraft. According to another military official, Wang Shun, all of the armaments in the parade are currently in active service.

The weapons and equipment displayed at the parade represent the new development, achievement and image of the building of China’s armed forces.
     
List of armoured vehicles:

The ZTZ-99A is a new upgraded main battle tank based on the standard ZTZ-99 (also called Type 99) with a new reactive armour mounted at the front of the turret. The ZTZ-99A is armed with a 125mm gun , one 7.62mm coaxial machine and one 12.7mm machine gun.
     
Chinese ZTD-05 amphibious armoured vehicle at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
The ZTD-05 is an amphibious assault tracked armoured vehicle designed and manufactured in China. The ZTD-05 was designed for China by the Tula KBP bureau, using the fighting compartment of the Russian BMP-3 armoured infantry fighting vehicle as the starting point.

The ZTD-05 is armed with a fully-stabilised 105mm rifled gun, similar to that found on the ZTS63A amphibious tank. The gun can fire the armour piercing fin stabilised discarding sabot (APFSDS), high explosive (HE), and high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) rounds, and the Chinese indigenous 105mm gun-fired laser beam riding guidance anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) derived from the Russian 9M117 Bastion technology.
     
Chinese ZBD-04A armoured infantry fighting vehicle at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
The ZBD-04A is an improved version of the ZBD-04 armoured infantry fighting vehicle which was showed for the first time during the he military parade in Beijing for the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China , the 01 October 2009. The ZBD-04A uses a new chassis wider than the previous version.
     
     
The ZBD-03 is the latest generation of airborne infantry armoured fighting vehicle used by the Chinese Armed Forces (PLA). The ZBD-03 is equipped with a single man turret, armed with a 30mm gun and one single missile rail launcher is mounted at the top of the turret for the HJ-73C antitank guided missile (ATGM) launcher (with 3 spare missiles). Secondary weapon includes a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun. Three smoke grenades discharger are mounted to each side of the turret.
     
AFT-10 anti-tank guided missile weapon station mounted on the chassis of the ZBD-04A.
     
China will unveil new tracked armoured vehicle fitted with an anti-tank guided missile weapon station mounted on the chassis of the ZBD-04A. The vehicle carries a total of eight missiles AFT-10 in two blocks of four missiles. The AFT-10 has a length of 1,850 mm; width of 165 mm; weight, including launch system, of 150 kg; and a warhead weighing 43 kg. Its solid-rocket booster and micro turbojet engine confer a range of 10 km, a cruise speed of 150 m/s, and an attack speed of 230 m/s.
     
Chinese PLZ-05 155mm self-propelled howitzer at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
The PLZ-05 is a Chinese 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzer armoured vehicle designed and manufactured by the China North Industries Group Corporation (CNGC). The development of the PLZ05 reportedly began in the mid-1990s, it was a further development of the PLZ45 and the first prototype was completed in 2003. The main armament of the PLZ-05 is composed by a 155 mm gun, with a barrel length of 52 or 54 calibre. A 12.7 mm machine gun is mounted to the roof of the turret as anti-aircraft protection.
     
Chinese ZTL-09 8x8 105mm fire support vehicle at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
The ZTL-09 is an 8x8 fire support vehicle which enters in service with the Chinese army in 2009. The vehicle is based on the chassis of the ZBL-09 (also called ZBD-09). The ZBL-09 was presented for the first during the military parade in Beijing for the 60th anniversary of the Chinese army (PLA), the 01 October 2009. The ZBD-09 is based to the chassis of the VN1 8x8 wheeled chassis. Main armament of the ZTL-09 consists of a 105mm gun which has an effective range of 2,000m. The gun can also fire anti-tank guided missile. fire
     
DongFeng 4X4 off-road vehicle at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
Chinese army unveils also the new DongFeng off-road vehicle in 4x4 configuration. This version has an extended crew compartment at the rear. The vehicle was unveiled for the first time to the public during the defense exhibition in South Africa, AAD 2014. The vehicle is fitted an armour body which provides a protection against firing of small arms and shell splinters. The front top of the crew compartment is fitted with a ring mount weapon station armed with a 12.7mm machine gun.
     
DongFeng 6x6 off-road vehicle at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
Chinese army unveils also the new DongFeng off-road vehicle in 6x6 configuration. This version has an extended crew compartment at the rear. The vehicle was unveiled for the first time to the public during the defense exhibition in South Africa, AAD 2014. The vehicle is fitted an armour body which provides a protection against firing of small arms and shell splinters. The front top of the crew compartment is fitted with a ring mount weapon station armed with a 12.7mm machine gun.
     
Chinese PGZ-07 35mm sel-propelled anti-aircraft gun at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
List of artillery and missile vehicles:

The PGZ-07 is a Chinese-made 35mm self-propelled anti-aircraft gun. The PGZ-07 is armed with two cannons of 35mm, mounted to each side of the turret. One picture from Internet shows that the PGZ-07 can be equipped with four launchers of air defence missile which are mounted outwards and below the 35 mm cannon. Two each side of the turret
     
HQ-9 medium-to-long range air defense missile at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
The HQ-9 is a medium-to-long range air defense missile system designed and manufactured in China by the Defense Company CPMIEC (China Precision Machinery Import & Export Corporation). The HQ-9 system is designed to track and destroy aircraft, cruise missiles, air-to-surface missiles, and tactical ballistic missiles. The launcher erector truck (TEL) has four missile containers. The missile is armed with a 180 kg warhead, has a maximum speed of Mach 4.2. and has a maximum range of 200 km up to an altitude of 30 km.
     
HQ-12 surface-to-air defense missile at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
The HQ-12 is a surface-to-air defense missile system also known as its export name of KaiShan 1A or KS-1A. The vehicle is equipped with two missiles ready to fire. The missile can engage aerial targets at a maximum range of 50 km and an altitude from 300m to 27 km.
     
HQ-6A surface-to-air defense missile at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
The HQ-6A is a surface-to-air defense missile system mounted on a 6x6 truck chassis. The vehicle is fitted with a total of four LY-60/PL-10 missiles in two blocks of two missiles. The missile itself is directly derived from the air-to-air version PL-11.
     
Chinese LD-2000 short range air defense gun at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
The LD-2000 is a short range air defense mobile truck armed with a Type 730B 30mm Gatling gun mounted at the rear of a truck chassis. The gun has a maximum effective range of 2.5 km, its intercept engagement range between 1000 to 1,500 m and a maximum ground range of 3,000 m.
     
Chinese HQ-10 short-range air defense missile at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
List of naval misille vehicles:

The Hongqi-10 (HQ-10) is a short-range air defense missile mounted on a 6x6 truck chassis used by the Chinese Navy to defend the Chinese fleet from potential enemy air attack. It is capable of intercepting targets between an altitude of 1,500 to 10,000 m.
     
HQ-9 medium-to-long range air defense missile at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
The HQ-9 is a medium-to-long range air defense missile system designed and manufactured in China by the Defense Company CPMIEC (China Precision Machinery Import & Export Corporation). The HQ-9 system is designed to track and destroy aircraft, cruise missiles, air-to-surface missiles, and tactical ballistic missiles. The launcher erector truck (TEL) has four missile containers. The missile is armed with a 180 kg warhead, has a maximum speed of Mach 4.2. and has a maximum range of 200 km up to an altitude of 30 km.
     
YJ-83 Chinese anti-ship missile at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
The YJ-83 is a Chinese anti-ship missile based on the earlier YJ-82 model of the same class. It was designed as a supersonic successor to the subsonic YJ-8. The YJ-83 has a range of 250 kilometers, can receive target data while in flight, and travel at supersonic speeds, making it difficult for ships to defend against. The YJ-83 represents a new capability to conduct over-the-horizon attacks on U.S. and allied naval forces.
     
YJ-12 Chinese anti-ship missile at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
The YJ-12 is a Chinese supersonic anti-ship cruise missile. according to Chinese information, the YJ-12 has a maximum range of 250 km and a speed of Mach 4 when launched at high altitude. This makes the YJ-12 one of the world's longest-range anti-ship cruise missile.
     
Chinese DF-15B short-range ballistic missile at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
List of ballistic/cruise missile vehicles:

The DF-15B (CSS-6) is a short-range, road-mobile, solid propellant ballistic missile. The DF-15B is based on the DF-15, but the DF-15B has components that greatly increase the accuracy including sectored control fins, improved terminal guidance, control fins on the RV, and an active radar seeker and laser range finder. The accuracy is estimated to be 5 to 10 m CEP. The range is reported to be between 50 and 800 km depending on the payload.
     
Chinese DF-16 medium-range ballistic missile at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
The DF-16 is a medium-range, solid propellant ballistic missile. According to Chinese information, the DF-16 has a maximum range from 800 to 1,000 km. The DF-16 can carry one, two, or three warheads with conventional high explosives, nuclear warheads, or cluster munitions.
     
Chinese DF-21D medium-range ballistic missile at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
The DF-21D is a modernized version of the DF-21 family medium-range road mobile ballistic missile. For the DF-21C, maximum range is believed to be about 1,700 kilometers (1,100 mi). The new GPS-based guidance system has reduced the missile’s CEP to 30~40m, enabling it for precision-strike missions.
     
Chinese DF-10A cruise missile at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
The DF-10A is a cruise missile which has a maximum range from 1,500 to 2,500 km. According the newspaper website Want China Times, the DF-10 is designed particularly to strike at US carrier battle groups in the Western Pacific. The official Chinese media claimed that a single warhead carried by a DF-10 missile can sink a 10,000-ton vessel.
     
Chinese DF-26 medium-to-long-range ballistic missile at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
The DF-26 is a medium-to-long-range ballistic missile. The DF-26, based on the DF-21, is nicknamed the “Guam Killer” as its range of about 3,500-4,000 km is roughly the distance required for China to take out the US island territory and strategic naval base.
     
DF-31A intercontinental ballistic missile ICBM at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
The DF-31A is a long-range, road-mobile, three stages, solid propellant intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in the Dongfeng missile series developed by the People's Republic of China based on the DF-31. It is an improved variant of the DF-31. This upgraded missile has a reported range of 11,200 km, and possibly MIRV capability to hold 3 warheads each capable of a 20–150 kt.
     
DF-5B intercontinental ballistic missile ICBM at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
The DF-5B is a a three stage Chinese ICBM (InterContinental Ballistic Missile) based on the DF-5 which has a range of of 10,000 to 12,000 kms able to threaten the western portions of the United States. the DF-5A has a maximum range of of over 13,000 km and a more accurate guidance system
     
LLQ-305B 3D acquisition radar at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
List of radar, drones and communication vehicles:

The LLQ-305B 3D acquisition radar appears to be a variant of the existing NRIET / CEIEC / CETC YLC-2V, which has been photographed as part of a HQ-9 battery, and has been reported as employed to support up to four HT-233 engagement radars, each with four TELs. Chinese sources describe this radar as optimised for search and acquisition of aerial targets.
     
Radar mounted on 6x6 truck at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
Second type of radar vehicle during the rehearsal in Beijing, but we don't have any information about this equipment.
     
Chinese UAV GJ-1 Wing Loong at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
The GJ-1 also called Wing Loong is a Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), developed by the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group in the People's Republic of China. Intended for use as a surveillance and aerial reconnaissance platform, the Pterodactyl I is capable of being fitted with air-to-surface weapons for use in an unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) role.
     
Chinese UAV BZK-005 at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
The BZK-005 high altitude, long range UAV is a reconnaissance aircraft designed by Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics and Harbin Aircraft Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. It is used by the Chinese Navy.
     
Chinese UAV ASN-209 at military parade of September 3, 2015
     
The ASN-209 UAV and its derivative are Chinese UAVs developed by Xi'an Aisheng Technology Group Co., Ltd. ASN-209 is designed for Medium Altitude Medium Endurance (MAME) tactical missions.
     
     
New light 4x4 tactical vehicle for satellite communication.
     
     
New 8x8 tactical vehicle for satellite communication.
     
     
List of logistic vehicles:

A number of trucks and support vehicle.
     
     
 

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