A Chinese-made mine-protection vehicle (File photo)
Soldiers in a Chinese-made mine-protection vehicle on May 31 survived an explosion equivalent to 30 kilograms of TNT in an armed action in Africa, according to a video posted by CCTV-2 on July 28.
Six soldiers inside the vehicle, which was designed by a team with an average age of only 31, were all sound and safe after the explosion.
China conducted its first bulge explosion test on the mine-protection vehicle on May 15, 2012, when a landmine equivalent to 24 kilograms of TNT was buried beneath the chassis and wheels of the vehicle. The vehicle was almost intact after the explosion and the devices installed inside to simulate human bodies all met safety index requirements.