Pakistan's ground forces receive the first regiment of modernized Al Khalid 1 tanks
On July 28, 2020, at the Pakistani state military industrial association Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), in the presence of the Chief of the General Staff of the Ground Forces of Pakistan, General Kamar Javed Bajwa, a ceremony was held for the transfer of the first regimental set (44 vehicles) of modernized Al Khalid 1 tanks [the staff of the Pakistani tank regiment army usually 44 tanks - bmpd ].
According to a press release, the upgrade includes the installation of a new panoramic commander's sight with all-round visibility and a 2-plane stabilized combined (day and night) gunner's sight. Also, the modernized tanks have increased ammunition, installed Ukrainian power plants with a 6TD-2E engine (1200 hp). Equipping with the new ERA AORAK Mk.2 is provided.