PLA commissions new all-terrain vehicle for high-altitude logistics support
Published: Jan 18, 2021 01:37 AM

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army commissions a new type of all-terrain vehicle for high-altitude logistics support. Photo: Screenshot from China Central Television

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has recently received delivery of a type of newly developed all-terrain vehicle for logistics support missions in plateau regions with altitudes higher than 5,000 meters.

Commissioned with plateau transportation troops, the vehicle can effectively solve the problem of difficulties in delivering goods to troops stationed in plateau regions, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Saturday.

Designed with caterpillar tracks made of metalloid, this new all-terrain vehicle can tread over slopes of 35 degrees, the report said, noting that it can deliver 1.5 tons of goods.

Thanks to the vehicle, even PLA troops stationed at altitudes higher than 5,000 meters can receive supplies promptly, CCTV reported.

In a recent mission, the vehicle delivered dozens of boxes of instant noodles and barrels of mineral water, according to the report.

The report did not name the designation of the vehicle.