China enhances PGZ-07 capability | IHS Jane’s 360


The PGZ-07 twin 35 mm self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) system currently in service with China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been upgraded with the addition of a new sensor pod.

The PGZ-07 twin 35 mm self-propelled anti-aircraft gun system has been upgraded with the installation of a new sensor pod. (Christopher F Foss)The PGZ-07 twin 35 mm self-propelled anti-aircraft gun system has been upgraded with the installation of a new sensor pod. (Christopher F Foss)

The existing sensor pod is positioned above the tracking radar, which is mounted on the forward part of the turret, and includes a laser rangefinder to ensure that the target is within the effective range of the 35 mm cannon. The additional sensor pod is mounted to the right of the tracking radar.

The sensor pods contain a number of systems, including a charge-couple device (CCD) camera and a thermal imager, that enable the 35 mm cannon to be used in almost all weather conditions.



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