The China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) will showcase its latest version of its MBT-3000 export main battle tank at the 11th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China 2016) in Zhuhai.
The upgraded version of the MBT-3000 has been fitted with a new type of remote controlled weapon station (RWS), which can accept weapons at least up to a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun. The MBT-3000 is also known under the designation VT-4.
The MBT-3000 is protected by composite armor and explosive reactive armor at the frontal arc.The turret sides are protected by slat armor and ERA, while the side hull is protected by steel-reinforced rubber skirts. The MBT-3000 can supposedly be fitted with the GL5 softkill active protection system.
The tank is equipped with 125 mm smoothbore guns and autoloaders.
Earlier the Royal Thai Army (RTA) has signed an agreement with China to procure the MBT-3000 main battle tank (MBT) produced by China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO)