Pakistani army received new Al Khalid-I MBT main battle tanks

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Read: 757     13:57     03 August 2020    

The Pakistani army has officially takes the delivery of new modernized version of its home-made Al Khalid main battle tank under the name of Al Khalid-I.


The Al Khalid main battle tank (MBT) was designed and manufactured in Pakistan n Pakistan by the local company Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) for the Pakistan Army. The tank was developed based on the Chinese Type 90-II manufactured by the Chinese company NORINCO.

The Al Khalid was developed using components from China and UKraine. The tank is powered by a diesel engine and transmission supplied the KMDB design bureau of Ukraine. It enters in service with the Pakistani army in 2001.

On July 28, 2020, the Pakistani Army has taken delivery of a new upgraded version of the Al Khalid MBT which is named Al Khalid-I. The handling ceremony was held at Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), the largest state-owned manufacturer of defence products.

New features of the Al Khalid-I include a new fire-control system which is now a more advanced multi-process fire control computer with up to 7 km effective identification range. The engagement range is also improved which is up to 3.5 km, digital driver panel, IBMS, side-skirts, trackpads, digitally controlled FPGA based solid-state auto-loader with bidirectional tray movement and ammo availability info on screen, info on empty and full trays and types of available rounds, bigger carousel for longer rounds. It has an increased rate of fire with 9 rounds per minute. The tank is also fitted with Ukrainian Varta electro-optical jammer (disrupts laser rangefinders, laser designators, and anti-tank guided missile tracking systems), Sagem third-generation thermal imagers and improved air conditioning system.

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Pakistani army received new Al Khalid-I MBT main battle tanks

2020/08/1596446450.jpg
Read: 758     13:57     03 August 2020    

The Pakistani army has officially takes the delivery of new modernized version of its home-made Al Khalid main battle tank under the name of Al Khalid-I.


The Al Khalid main battle tank (MBT) was designed and manufactured in Pakistan n Pakistan by the local company Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) for the Pakistan Army. The tank was developed based on the Chinese Type 90-II manufactured by the Chinese company NORINCO.

The Al Khalid was developed using components from China and UKraine. The tank is powered by a diesel engine and transmission supplied the KMDB design bureau of Ukraine. It enters in service with the Pakistani army in 2001.

On July 28, 2020, the Pakistani Army has taken delivery of a new upgraded version of the Al Khalid MBT which is named Al Khalid-I. The handling ceremony was held at Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), the largest state-owned manufacturer of defence products.

New features of the Al Khalid-I include a new fire-control system which is now a more advanced multi-process fire control computer with up to 7 km effective identification range. The engagement range is also improved which is up to 3.5 km, digital driver panel, IBMS, side-skirts, trackpads, digitally controlled FPGA based solid-state auto-loader with bidirectional tray movement and ammo availability info on screen, info on empty and full trays and types of available rounds, bigger carousel for longer rounds. It has an increased rate of fire with 9 rounds per minute. The tank is also fitted with Ukrainian Varta electro-optical jammer (disrupts laser rangefinders, laser designators, and anti-tank guided missile tracking systems), Sagem third-generation thermal imagers and improved air conditioning system.

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