Getting More Advanced, China's New 4th Generation Tank Has Features Like Sci-Fi Movies

Getting More Advanced, China's New 4th Generation Tank Has Features Like Sci-Fi Movies
China's New 4th Generation Tank Has Features Like Sci-Fi Movies

International Military - In terms of combat strength, China's military is currently one of the strongest in the world. China is wrapped with a variety of modern and contemporary defense equipment. So that it supports the fighting power of the Chinese military.

China is claimed to be the country with the strongest military in Asia. Shows that in terms of combat strength, China is indeed extraordinary. China's military prowess is supported by the prowess of China's defense industry.

China has an independent and highly developed defense industry. China's defense industry supports China's increasing combat power. Call it the fifth-generation stealth J-20 which China has successfully developed independently. Proving that China does have extraordinary prowess in the field of military development.

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Recently quoted from defense view, China's state television CCTV announced that the Chinese military will soon be equipped with a 4th generation main battle tank. As for China's 4th generation tank with superior features.

Accompanying this statement is a very mysterious new Main Battle Tank. Information on the sidelines says that the new engine has unique features as the new tank uses a very high level of automation. Thus allowing only two people to operate the tank.

Most main battle tanks today use a 3 or 4 man crew. "So this Chinese tank will have a fully robotic turret with an automatic loader." clear defense view, 23 October 2022.

Defense experts say that the Russian T-14 Armata Tank inspired the Chinese side. A new generation of weapons systems is necessary for China's military modernization. In today's technology race, battle tanks have to be lighter.

For example in the context of what happened in the Ukraine and Russia wars. It is seen that the speed of the tank proved to be a key factor in saving the tank. Even when solid armor is not able to save the tank from anti-tank missiles. Additional information is that China's 4th generation main battle tank will have low fuel consumption.

However, there are no specific disclosures about what type of engine the tank will use, how much HP it will have, or any other details about the tank. But Chinese military experts say that for a tank to be classified as 4th generation. “It must be integrated with a highly advanced combat system, surpassing even any opponent in the world today.” he said.

Different from other military powers in the field of heavily armored fighting vehicles, China has not introduced a new main battle tank in the past decade. That means Beijing has focused on the design and development of a new generation of Main Battle Tanks.

According to CCTV, this new tank will soon enter production. Currently, China has ZTZ-99 (Type-99) and Type-96 tanks. And the former is considered the equivalent of the US Abrams Tank series as well as the German Army Leopard. For the second it is comparable to the Russian T-80.

The Type-99A is considered the most advanced and powerful version of the Type-99. This tank is also the most advanced tank currently used by the Chinese military. China has produced more than 700 of these tanks since 2011.

In fact, it was the last tank developed to enter active service with the Chinese military. As of now, the Chinese military is reported to have about 550 Type-99 tanks and 2,500 older Type-96 tanks.

The matter of China's military combat capability is indeed extraordinary. No wonder China is one of the countries with a very strong military. China's defense industry supports this.

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