China’s New Ammunition Doubles the Range of Its Old Artillery

Life ammunition drill with the new ammunition

Life ammunition drill with the new ammunition

China has developed new ammunition for its existing artillery to double their range. In order to effectively use the increase range, a Chinese artillery regiment has replaced its wire communication system with optical fiber telecommunication system supported by relay to wireless and satellite communication networks.

Its reconnaissance capabilities have been enhanced by data sharing with drone units and the army’s air force. As a result, it is able to detect target further and quicker so as to have more time to adjust their cannons to accurately hit their remote targets.

Source: “PLA’s new ammunition doubles the range of its artillery with the help of drones and air force” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)