China has started delivering new VT4 main battle tanks (MBTs) to Pakistan, Defence Blog reported on Tuesday.
Inner Mongolia First Machinery Group Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO), held a shipment ceremony in a tank factory located in Baotou, Mongolia for a foreign customer.
Equipped with explosive reactive armor (ERA) (Option FY-IV), the first batch of VT4 MBTs is in the process of delivery to the Pakistan Army.
As per the reports, Pakistan Army Armoured Corps decided to procure around 1000 VT4 tanks from NORINCO to meet its needs.
Offered for export by NORINCO, the VT4 MBT is an upgraded version of Al-Khalid MBT (also known as MBT-2000) with the same 125 mm main gun, carousel auto-loader, and crew configuration.
Last, the company also delivered the first shipment of 17 military vehicles including ST1 tank, SH5 105mm wheeled self-propelled howitzers and VT4 MBTs to the Nigerian Army.
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