Pakistani army started to improve Al Khalid shape close to China 99G
Sino-Pakistani joint production of the Al Khalid main battle tanks.
Assessment agency in Beijing October 11 / Xinhua LONDON news: Russian armored vehicles, according to news report, Pakistan's military plans for its fleet of "Ali. Halid" main battle tanks to conduct a comprehensive improvement, including the installation of a more perfect fire control systems, and optoelectronic countermeasures systems. Pakistani military experts believe the move will significantly upgrade the tank first-hit targets.
It is learned that, in order to enhance the "Ali. Khalid" tank night fighting capabilities, the Palestinian side will install the French Sagem company's third-generation thermal imaging discussion. In addition, the tank main guns of the firing rate would be raised.
In addition, the Pakistani military also plans to Ukraine Order "VARTA" type optoelectronic countermeasures devices (from the Russian "curtain" system evolved). After installing the equipment, can significantly enhance the tank in the event of a half-led guided weapons to attack the enemy when the survival rate.
Should be noted that the Russian side has suggested India to buy Russian-made tanks for the military installation of the "curtain" system, but it was the latter refused.
At the same time, taking into account the summer desert areas in Pakistan when the surface temperature may reach 50 degrees Celsius, Pakistani military also plans to "Ali. Khalid" tank installation of high efficiency air conditioning. In addition, tanks installed within the display system will also be replaced.
In addition to improving the existing fleet of tanks, the Palestinians had also initiated development of a new generation of "Ali. Halid II" main battle tanks. New tanks will be equipped with more powerful main gun fire, while defense capability will be more complete. Expect, "Ali. Halid II" will be closer to China in the form of 99G. In addition, the "Ali. Halid II" of mobility will also be stronger, its engine power to reach 1500 hp.
"Ali. Khalid," Pakistan's help in China and Ukraine, developed a more advanced main battle tank, based on the former Soviet Union developed T-72. The tank full weight 48 tons, member 3, the main weapons include a 125 mm smoothbore gun, one 12.7 mm and a 7.62 mm caliber machine gun.
Installation The tanks have a 1,200-horsepower power system, the Ukrainian 6TD-2 engines, a maximum speed of 70 km / h, and sustainable travel 400 kilometers. It is said that the current "Ali. Khalid" tank production has reached 300.