BEIJING (JANES / Agencies) The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed weapons and equipment – including multiple launch rocket systems (MLRSs), air-defense missiles, command vehicles, and ammunition supply vehicles – along the Taiwan Strait.
According to the Ministry of National Defense (MND) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the weapons and equipment are deployed in a combined-arms brigade under the PLA 71st Group Army of Eastern Theatre Command (ETC), which is in charge of dealing with conflicts around the Taiwan Strait.
Janes assesses the combined-arms brigade as the 35th Heavy Combined-Arms Brigade of the PLA 71st Group Army.
The MND said these new weapons and equipment feature “strong maneuverability, quick response, and high strike accuracy, able to carry out various operational tasks including fire assault, fire support, and fire blockade, in different terrains such as plain, plateau, and desert”.

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