Defence & Security News - China & Pakistan
|Monday, November 24, 2014 11:09 AM|
|Pakistan might acquire China North Industries Corporation's VT-4 main battle tank|
China has agreed to Pakistan's request to purchase China North Industries Corporation's VT-4, the export version of China's MBT-3000 main battle tank, Chinese military expert Song Zhongping told Beijing Television in an interview on Nov. 19.
V-T4/MBT-3000 main battle tank at Airshow China 2014
Pakistan urgently needs a more modern tank like the VT-4 after India introduced the T-90 main battle tank from Russia, also gaining the license to manufacture its own T-90s, according to Song.
According to Song, the VT-4 would be better than the T-90 in mobility, firepower and defensive capability and it would be better for Pakistan to introduce a production line for the tank to meet the challenge from India.
At the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition 2014, The Chinese Defense Company NORINCO has showed for the first time, a ream model of its new main battle tank VT4.