40th Group Army
|40th Group Army|
|Active||c.1949 – 2017|
|Zhang Xuefeng (张学锋)|
The 40th Group Army was a military formation of the People's Liberation Army, active in various forms from 1949 to 2017. It was last located in the Shenyang Military Region and the Northern Theater Command.
Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989
According to reports, the 40th Army was disestablished in mid 2017. China Defense Blogspot said that its higher-readiness units with modern equipment were '..likely be merged with neighboring GAs. [T]he 118th Combined Arms 8x8 Light Mechanized Infantry Brigade will likely to be part of the 39th GA moving forward.. Others units such as 119th and 191st Motorized Infantry Brigades with their older TOE will probably be disbanded all together.'
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