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Thursday, February 22, 2024

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Indigenous Production of VT-4 MBT at HIT with ToT

Note: This article discusses the indigenous production of VT-4 Main Battle Tank at HIT with complete Transfer of Technology (ToT). Pakistan’s state-owned Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) corporation has exercised follow-up options signed during its original order for 300 VT-4 Third-Generation...

KF-51 Panther MBT

Note: This article discusses Germany's next generation KF-51 Panther MBT including its weaponry, armor, mobility & future upgrades. On 13 June 2022 at Eurosatory 2022 weapons exhibition in Paris this week, Germany’s defense company Rheinmetall unveiled its “game-changer” KF51 Panther MBT....

VT-4 MBT: Deadliest Horse of Pakistan Army Armoured Corps

Background and Induction Pakistan's armored has always been the backbone of ground forces and performed extensively well in the Wars and proved it’s might in the battles like “Battle of Chawinda” also known as “Graveyard of Indian Tanks”. In the...

Is Cope Cage armor really effective?

In the Russian attempt in Ukraine to secure its interests, a fraction of tanks has been seen with cage armor on their turret tops, varying in design from an overall structure to the element shapes. Apparently, the additional armor...

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...

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Pakistan’s Blue Economy: Unleashing Marine Resources for Sustainable Growth

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Adnan Afridi: A Hero’s Sacrifice

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The Unyielding Valor: Minhas

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