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Official Confirmation: Saudi Arabia has Indeed Bought 150 Pakistani Al-Khalid Tanks

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  1. The SC

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    High demand of 'Al-Khalid' tank in modern warfare
    September 06, 2009

    KARACHI - Pakistans Al Khalid Tank is widely being considered one of the most competent Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) in the global arms market.
    The Al Khalid II is said to have a new armor that has been tested to defeat all known 120mm and 125mm rounds.
    This special armour is a major technological breakthrough for Pakistan.
    The tank has received a new transmission and revised electronic turret control.
    This was stated by Syed Muhammad Ali, the first certified military concept tank designer of Pakistan, while talking to The Nation.
    He said that the Al Khalid II has a new Integrated Battle Management System (IBMS) and active threat-protection system, the latter being an upgrade from the passive system in the earlier model.
    The tank is now perhaps the most heavily weaponized per tonnage of any tank, being able to carry 49 125mm rounds, 1,500 12.7mm and 7,100 7.62mm rounds.
    He said that Al-Khalid is modern battle tank developed by Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT).
    Al Khalid consists of all the modern technologies required by latest generation tanks.
    Alkhalid is fitted with Ukranian engine that generated 1200 horse power. It has six forward automatic transmission.
    Its top speed is 72km/h.
    It weighs 47 tonnes.
    Al-Khalid is operated by a three man crew; a driver, a gunner, and a commander.
    Al-khalid consist of a self loading 125m smooth bore gun.
    It can also fire HEAT and APFSDS (Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot) rounds.
    It automatically load, fire and eject the empty case.
    Because of self loading gun, the crew number is reduced.
    The gun is equipped with a stabilizing system which provides accurate shot of the target even if the tank is moving.
    It also comes with an imaging system which enables the crew members to track down various targets and engage them.
    It is also equipped with a 7.
    62mm co-axial machine gun and a 12.
    5mm anti-aircraft gun mounted above it.
    In terms of sheer numbers, Forecast International expects Pakistans Al Khalid, the Type 98 of the Peoples Republic of China, and the Russian Federations T-90 (including Indias licensed T-90S production program) to continue to dominate the market.
    In the international market for main battle tanks, the days of U.
    S.
    and European domination over new production are long gone.
    Al Khalid is also equipped with night vision devices that enables it for combat at night time.
    It also has protection for NBC (Nuclear, Biological & chemical) warfare and thus the crew member would be safe incase of NBC fallout.
    Al-Khalid can also be fitted with Explosives Reactive Armor (ERA).
    Al-Khalid is currently in service with the Pakistan Army.
    Pakistan also export Al Khalid to various countries like Saudi-Arabia.

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    This was Al Khalid one...!
     
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    I don't think egypt would change their policy for 1.3 billion I mean think about it egypt would spend more than 1.3 billion if they got involved in a war for the saudi. You are right by the way 1.3 billion can only buy used tissue nowadays they would have done much more back in the 70's but not now
     
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    Its not only about engine performance, there are other electronic stuff that coped really well in our weather. Overall, the M1 was way better and this was said by someone who I know in the army. I didn't ask him alot about details, he just said it that the M1 performed well especially the latest model the M1A2S
     
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    Al-Khalid 1.

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    I hope, PA will be the first customer when it will be available for sale. :pakistan::china:
     
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    And you think T-72s are dangerous when the old monkey model AMX-30s slaughtered them in the Gulf War. Get with it guy, the T-72 has proven time and again it is no match for modern armour and that is in essence what the Type 99 is, a modernised T-72. It will end up the same against modern armour as it did against yesterdays armour in the Gulf War...

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    Lubrication, so that Saudi request for Pakistani troops in Yemen goes down the throat easier.
    You can't all be so gullible to not make this connection that this has happened right now.
     
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    Photo of the M1A2S Abrams Saudi variants.


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    There is no evidence to support the claim that there is a connection between the Type 99 series and the T-72, the latter of which wasn't even procured by the Chinese.
     
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    USA sold Degraded Versions of M1A2S Abrams variants to Saudi Arabia and Iraq

    They are Useless in case SA and Iraq goes to War with Israel and USA with NATO - They will be destroyed like what happened to T-72 MBTs in Iraq Gulf War
    Saudi and Iraq are better off buying German MBTs Leopard 2A6 (Germany) war-is-hell-cartoon.jpg , Al-Khalid Tanks and it's Variants from Pakistan, Germany, Russia and China like T-90A/S (Russia), Challenger 2 (United Kingdom), Type 96 (China), Type 99 (China) etc
     
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    Then KSA should join in with HIT for this program and produce on their own.
     
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    Actually, Egypt manufactures their own Abrams and they use their own special armors, so, US can't "sell" degraded Abrams to Egypt because Egypt doesn't buy them... According to the Americans they tested the Egyptian made Abrams and said it matches the American tanks.

    The Iraqi army is losing the tanks easily because they are using it foolishly, driving into obvious ambushes with no plan, air cover, or reconnaissance. The "un-degraded" American Abrams itself was also raped in Iraq by militants during the Iraq war.
     
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    Any photos of am with Saudi forces
     
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    Well, this deal was most likely politically motivated. Saudis could have chosen more advanced tanks from Western countries. Al-Khalid is a great Tank, but i doubt it out-performed Tanks currently in Saudi inventory. These tanks are most likely for Pakistani troops to be deployed in the Kingdom.