ISLAMABAD: Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) and (China North Industries Corporation) NORINCO signed on Monday a contract for manufacturing of Al Khalid I tanks. According to a Press release, Chinese delegation met the officials of Ministry of Defence Production and HIT here. The signing of the contract took place between the representatives from partner companies. Al Khalid is a product of Chinese and Pakistani cooperation. It was developed in the 1990s.

The Al Khalid was introduced in 2001 and is equipped with sophisticated systems. The contract signed on Monday is the latest version of Tank Al-Khalid, which has improved capability and systems.