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PLA Army Air Defense Units Improve Effectiveness, Resiliency, and Jointness

Between October and November 2020, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) published a series of news reports about the 80th Air Defense Brigade of the PLA Army (PLAA), news reports that featured improvements to the unit’s technology and modes of operation. Three of those improvements are of particular significance because they likely indicate major improvements to the air defense capability of the PLAA as a whole, improvements making the PLAA’s air defense units more effective, resilient, and more capable of joint operations.

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