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HIT Hands Over Al-Khalid 1 Main Battle Tank To PAKISTAN Armored Corps Regiment In Prestigious Ceremony:

The handing over ceremony of PAKISTAN’s indigenously developed Al-Khalid 1 Main Battle Tank (MBT) to PAKISTAN Armored Corps Regiment took place at Heavy Industries (HIT) Taxila, PAKISTAN ARMY Media Wing Head DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar said in an official statement via famous microblogging website.

CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa graced the prestigious ceremony as the Chief Guest.

Al-Khalid 1 is a next generation Main Battle Tank indigenously developed in PAKISTAN with the technical assistance and collaboration from friendly countries, including CHINA and Ukraine.

COAS General Bajwa at Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT)
COAS General Bajwa at Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT)

During the handing over ceremony, Al-Khalid 1 MBT displayed its distinctive and exceptional capabilities, including the Bi-Axis Gun, speed, mobility, Use of Smoke Screen to mask environment and Stabilization of the Control System.

The newly developed Al-Khalid 1 Main Battle Tank (MBT) would be handed over to the formations of the PAKISTAN Armored Corps, who have a decisive and crucial role during the war.

During the occasion, Chairman of Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) Major General Syed Aamer Raza highlighted the several ongoing mega projects at Heavy Industries Taxila.

Major General Syed Aamer Raza also highlighted the significance of HIT for its contribution towards achieving the self-sufficiency and self-reliance in the defense sector.

Speaking on the occasion, CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa all our efforts, operational preparedness and defense preparation is to ensure the peace and stability both the country and region.

Al-Khalid 1 Main Battle Tank
Al-Khalid 1 Main Battle Tank

CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa further reiterated that PAKISTAN is a Peace Loving Country, however, if any country threatened our peace and stability, then we will respond with all our full might to give a befitting reply to the aggressor.

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Technical Specifications of Al-Khalid 1 Main Battle Tank:

  1. Origin Country: PAKISTAN, CHINA, Ukraine
  2. Country Users: PAKISTAN
  3. Speed: 72 Km/Hour maximum speed
  4. Range: 500 Kilometers (Extendable)
  5. Crew Size: 3 Personnel
  6. Armor: All-wielded Steel Armor, Reactive and Composite Armor
  7. Accessories: Laser Warning System, Fire Control System, NB Protection, Night Vision, Laser Range Finder
  8. Power: 1200 Horsepower KMDB 6TD-2 6-Cylinder Water-cooled turbocharged diesel engine
  9. Armament: :1 x 125 mm Smoothbore Main Gun in Turret
  10.                     :1 x 12.7 mm Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun on Turret Roof
  11.                     :1 x 7.62 Co-Axial Machine Gun in Turret
  12.                     :2 x 6 Smoke Grenade Dischargers on Turret
  13. Ammunition : 39 x 125 mm Projectiles
  14.                      : 500 x 12.7 mm Ammunition
  15.                      : 2000 x 7.62 mm Ammunition
  16.                      : 12 x Smoke Grenade Dischargers
  17. Length: 10.67 meters (35.01 ft)
  18. Width: 3.4 meters (11.15 ft)
  19. Height: 2.3 meters (7.55 ft)
  20. Weight: 53 Tons (48,000 Kilograms)
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