Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Armour

Baktar Shikan Anti-Tank Guided Missile Weapon System

Baktar Shikan is a Pakistani version of the Chinese HJ-8 or Hongjian-8. Baktar Shikan is a second-generation tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided anti-tank missile. Baktar Shikan and its variants are being manufactured by NORINCO's Factory 282 and Factory 5618 in...

Pakistan Army’s T-80UD MBT: Modernization Program

Ukraine’s Malyshev State Enterprise has begun modernization of Pakistan's T-80UD tanks. The contract between Ukrspetsexport and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was signed in February at the IDEX-2021 International Arms Exhibition for a $85.6 million. The upgradation process will include a...

Specifications of Pakistan Army’s Type-85UG Main Battle Tank

The Type-85 is a medium role main battle tank based on the Type-80 chassis which itself was China's attempt in creating a new MBT from scratch instead of copying Russian designs. It is a second generation MBT developed in...

Features of Al-Zarrar Main Battle Tank of Pakistan Army

Type: Main Battle Tank. Designed: 1990. Built Upon: Type 59 tank. Designer: Heavy Industries Taxila. Number built: 700. Operator: Pakistan Army. Weight: 44 tons. Length: 31.17 ft. Width: 10.83 ft. Height: 8.20 ft. Crew: 4 crew members. Caliber: 125 mm smoothbore. Armor: Modular composite armor over...

Salient Features of Pakistan Army’s VT-4 MBT

As Pakistan army prepares to induct 300+ VT-4 Main Battle Tanks, it is important to be aware regarding a few of its characteristics that will make them the most capable tanks in Pakistan's arsenal 1500 HP Engine: As per special...

NORINCO’s VT-4 MBT & Pakistan

Pakistan Ministry of Defense had ordered around 300 VT-4 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) a few years back, deliveries of which will begin in late 2020 to early 2021. Initially a batch of around 150 MBTs will be delivered for...

Exclusive on Modifications Incorporated in Al-Khalid-1 MBT of Pakistan Army

Yesterday Pakistan Army inducted first batch of Al-Khalid-1 MBT. Sources suggest that 44 tanks have been delivered. Total 110 AK-1 will be produced. AK-1 is upgraded variant/version of Al-Khalid MBT. AK-1 is 3rd Generation MBT & can take on any...

Pakistan’s Indigenously Manufactured Muhafiz Light Armored Jeep

Type: Armored jeep Place of origin: Pakistan Service: Pakistan, Iraq Designed: Heavy Industries Taxila Seating capacity: 8 (2+6) Protection * Armor: Aluminum Armor body (Protection level B7 armor piercing rifle ammunition) * Bullet proof glass * Run flat tires Fire Power * Main armament: 7.62×51 mm MG * Firing ports...

Pakistan Army’s New Generation Main Battle Tank & VT-4 MBT

As per sources Pakistan evaluated three MBTs. Those Three are as follows: T-90MS (Rejected by PA) T-84 Oplot-M & Oplot-P (First Pakistan Evaluated Oplot-M & rejected it "Main issues were Weight, Fire Power & Fire Control System" then Ukraine...

Turkish ALTAY MBT: “Problems with ALTAY MBT & Why Pakistan Army Rejected ALTAY MBT”

Important Note: "Since we saw many Turkish Defense Pages Posting that their own delay in developing ALTAY MBT & less aggressive marketing resulted in Pakistan opting VT-4. Well Dear Turkish Brothers here are the actual reasons why Pakistan Never Tested...

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Pakistan’s GIDS Unveils MALE UAV

Pakistan defence conglomerate Global Defence and Industrial Solutions (GIDS) has unveiled an armed version of its SHAHPAR-II medium altitude...

Why India’s Agni-P Does Not Provide A2/AD Anti-Ship Capabilities

I was surprised to see some Indian “military analysts” on Twitter, rather laughably claiming that the medium range ballistic missile Agni-P, currently under development...

Pakistan Navy Detects Indian Navy Submarine

Pakistan Navy successfully detected and located an intruding Indian Kalvari-Class (French Scorpène, non-AIP) attack submarine, which had crossed over into Pakistan’s Exclusive Economic Zone...

Pakistan to Commission First Tughril Class Frigate

The commissioning ceremony of the lead-ship of the Tughril-Class of Guided Missile Frigates of the Pakistan Navy, PNS TUGHRIL, will take place in November...

Project P-282: Pakistan Navy’s Hypersonic Weapons Program

As Pakistani military observers may have noticed in the last decade, the Pakistan Navy is being revamped, and heavily invested in, culminating in a...