China develops its own version of U.S. Marine Corps’ Assault Breacher Vehicle

Chinese state-owned broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) has released footage of the new armoured vehicle designed to clear pathways for troops and other vehicles through minefields and along with roadside bombs and improvised explosive devices during amphibious landing operations.

The new armoured vehicle based on the tracked-chassis and equipped with a mine-plough and line charges. Also, the new vehicle is fitted with a unique turret with two linear demolition charge systems and rocket launcher.

Chinese television did not provide details about the new project, only adding that system creates a tank-width cleared a lane through a minefield and improves the mobility and survivability of combat engineers while having the speed and ability to keep pace with the maneuver force.

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Source: Defence Blog