China to Display Never Before Seen Weapons at Sept 3 Military Parade

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  • 11:55 AM, August 21, 2015
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China to Display Never Before Seen Weapons at Sept 3 Military Parade
Photo of the 2009 National Day parade. Photo Credit: CCTVAmerica

China plans to showcase a large number of new weapons and armaments on the Sept. 3 parade to mark the 70th anniversary of China's resistance against Japan.

“About 84 per cent of the armaments, to be showcased in the Sept. 3 military parade, has never been presented to the public before, said a senior military officer on Friday, according  to the China Military, the official media of the Peoples’ Liberation Army.

The Army, Navy, Air Force, Second Artillery Force and Armed Police will all debut their new armament, said Qu Rui, deputy director of the Office of the Parade Leading Team and Deputy Chief of the Operations Department of the General Staff Headquarters. All of the armament are Chinese-made, added Qu.

A total of 27 armament formations of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) will parade through the Tian'anmen Square on Sept. 3 to mark the 70th victory anniversary of -China's resistance against Japan and the world anti-Fascist war- as China’s victory in World War II is called.

China's North Industries Co (Norinco) has developed a number of weapons and platforms in recent times, mainly for export which may find a place in the parade. 

Contingents from Russia and several countries are participating in China’s parade.

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