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Bangladesh Army to Purchase Chinese VT5 Light Tanks

Chinese media on 02 December 2019 reported that according to Bangladeshi media reports, the Bangladesh Army has decided to purchase 44 Chinese VT5 light tanks in the first batch to form a tank regiment and the number of purchases may increase to 140 in the future. If the report is true, this will be the first export of Chinese domestic VT5 light tanks, marking the opening of Chinese export of the new generation domestically produced light tanks to international market.

 Army has put forward a request for funds with the Ministry of Finance. Once its approved Army will move to sign a contract agreement for the purchase of a good number of VT-5s.

We expect BD Army to purchase 200 units by the end of the program says Bangladesh Military News Facebook pageThe VT-5 is armed with a 105mm rifled gun and can fire ATGM from its barrel. It has the ability to knock out most modern main battle tanks and IFVs in service today. Army will use these tanks to face Myanmar. The VT-5 will be used primarily by the Eastern Corps.....................

 

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