NORINCO showcases Chinese army new rifles and machine guns at Zhuhai airshow

The Chinese army's new-generation service rifle, the QBZ191 5.8mm assault rifle and two new rifles in the 191 series were publicly unveiled at Airshow China 2021, Yang Sheng reports in Global Times.
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NORINCO QBZ-192 and 191 assault rifles. (Picture source: Qian Bai Hua)

The new weapons are designed and manufactured by the China North Industries Group Corporation Limited (NORINCO). The designer of the weapons said on September 30 that these rifles have already received a great deal of positive feedback from the PLA soldiers and officers who have been armed with these new weapons, Yang Sheng reports.

The rifles first publicly appeared during the 2019 military parade held in Beijing to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. However, Airshow China in Zhuhai marks the first time that the public can take in hand these recent weapons used by the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

NORINCO also displayed a shorter and lighter variant of the QBZ191 assault rifle, the QBZ192, and a designated marksman rifle or high-precision rifle of the 191 series, the QBU 191, as well as two new machine guns: the QJB201 5.8mm and QJY201 7.62mm.

The QBZ191 series is going to fully replace the QBZ95 series still used by many troops of the PLA and the Chinese Police Force, and that some troops who have used the new series have given positive feedback.