China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has built prefabricated self-powered thermal insulation barracks on the frontline frontier for its troops stationed in Xinjiang, Tibet and other places where the altitude is above 5,000 meters.
The new thermal insulation barracks put into use were developed by the Army Engineering University of the PLA and are mainly designed for troops in high plateaus and alpine regions.
The barracks are energy self-sufficient thanks to photovoltaic power generation technology. All components adopt lightweight design so that they can be installed by officers and soldiers. After the factory's prefabricated production is completed, it can be delivered to the construction site.
In areas with an outdoor temperature of -40 degrees Celsius and an altitude above 5,000 meters, the indoor temperature can be maintained at more than than 15 degrees Celsius.
The barracks can meet daily needs including eating and bathing, and are equipped with electricity and heating.
This type of prefabricated barracks will in the future be used by coastal defense forces, garrisoned troops, and temporarily deployed troops to support combat readiness and training operations in extreme environments.
(Compiled and produced by Nie Lei)