The anti-aircraft gun seems to be based on an eight-wheeled armoured vehicle, featuring a single 35 millimetre cannon as its main means of attack, Chinese military analysts said on Monday, citing a photo released by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Daily on its Sina Weibo account on Sunday evening.

It was deployed in a comprehensive exercise conducted by the PLA Army Academy of Artillery and Air Defence, which started on May 17 and is due to end on Friday, according to the PLA Daily report.

Wei Dongxu, a Beijing-based military analyst, told the Global Times on Monday that the appearance of the weapon in a PLA Daily report indicates the technology has now matured and the weapon might have already been commissioned into the Chinese military.

Screenshot of PLA Daily’s Sina Weibo post picturing a new self-propelled anti-aircraft gun that was used during a comprehensive exercise conducted by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Army Academy of Artillery and Air Defence.

One of the highlights of the weapon are its wheels, which enable the new self-propelled anti-aircraft gun to have higher mobility compared to those that are already in the PLA service and use tracks, and are more suitable for off-road operations, Wei said.

High mobility also means the weapon could cover a wider range of airspace, is more difficult to detect and better able to survive enemy attacks, analysts noted.

The report did not elaborate on the weapon, nor did it give the weapon’s designation.
The gun is likely equipped with an electro-optical aiming system that can send 35 millimetre shells to accurately intercept targets in the air, including drones and cruise missiles, Wei predicted.

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Objects in the air might not be the only targets of the new weapon, Wei said, noting if aimed horizontally, the gun could also serve as a very powerful weapon against ground targets like light armoured vehicles and fortifications.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Daeshbags-Sux
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How surprising the Oerlikon Millenium Gun used on MANTIS/Skyshield/Skyranger is a… 35mm…
Seems our German/Swiss friends should consider reinforcing security+cyber security…

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Weldon Cheek

Thats life! Those chinese are one intelligent bunch! Let the west do all the scut work and if its good just make the thing yourself,if its junk its cost you a pittance! Sounds good to me!

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Except they haven’t the AHEAD programmed shells that makes the gun efficient… Without it, the Oerlikon’s 35mm is in fact inferior to Goalkeeper or Kashtan since it fires only 1000RPM : AHEAD shells open 30m in from of the target, separating into 152x 3.3g tungsten pellets, so yeah, it’s like having 152,000 RPM… with 1000 RPM, well, you’d need 10 to do the job of a Kashtan or AM-630M2 and 4 to do the job of a Goalkeeper… And since no idiot in the west created a factory able to produce the nano-tech the AHEAD ammo uses, the Chinese end… Read more »

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But that is life! And you say how its funny china isnt constantly attacked by terrorists? Well isnt it funny how israel always screams how it needs protection from the iranians/syrians/palestinians/nazis/jeremy corbin etc and there are no attacks in say, tottenham or manchester or any of those places with large jewish communitys? So its only the same, also,dont the chineese supply iran with weapons? So if thats true then it is zero surprise to find them in syria and they could easily find their way into jihadi hands there, but what about israeli weapons? They dont end up in jihadi… Read more »