The QBZ95 (also known as Type 95) 5.8mm assault rifle developed by NORINCO is the standard military issue automatic weapon equipped by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the People’s Armed Police (PAP), and the Chinese law enforcement departments. The QBZ95 is offered in three variants: QBZ95 assault rifle, QBB95 squad automatic weapon, and QBZ95B carbine. These weapons, together with the QBU88 sniper rifle, formed a family of 5.8mm firearms, all sharing the a common bullpup design. Based on the QBZ95 design, NORINCO also developed a QBZ97 weapon family using NATO standard 5.56mm calibre for the export market.
Future Chinese Assault Rifle