At the beginning of the new year, the reporters witnessed at the
multi-functional drilling ground of the 3rd Detachment of the Armed Police
Yunnan Contingent a comprehensive exercise staged by the special service team
members of the detachment with new crossbows.
Jia Xinhua, a crossbowman, told the reporters that in the cold weapon age,
the bows could inflict great lethality and kill the targets in the remote
distance accurately. Therefore, it was one of the outstanding achievements of
ancient engineering technologies and is considered the equal of the rifle in
modern times. Nowadays, as far as dealing with terrorists is concerned, weapons
of mass destruction are often of no avail, while the soft killing ones can play
a big role. The crossbow not only can give a deadly blow to the terrorists, but
also has no risk of detonating any explosives. Hence the terrorist events could
be nipped in the bud.
The new type of crossbow used by the armed police special service troops
has a control mechanism, which allows the time-delay shooting. The crossbowman
doesn't need to aim at the target while drawing the bowstring, which makes it
easier for him to grasp the right shooting opportunity.
By Guo Anying and Liu Erbu
(Feb.5, PLA Daily)