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Bangladesh receives VT5 tanks plus other equipment

24th November 2021 - 03:23 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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Bangladesh is the first known export customer for the VT5 light tank produced by Norinco. This example is a demonstrator in China. (Gordon Arthur)

Light tanks, MANPADS, air defence radars, reconnaissance vehicles and amphibious tanks have all been on Bangladesh's shopping list of late.

The Bangladesh Army has begun receiving VT5 light tanks from China. This is just one recent purchase from China as the South Asian country seeks to modernise its military.

The amount of Type 15s ordered is around 44 units to equip a tank regiment. It was rumoured that a first dispatch of these tanks from China occurred in April, but this is unconfirmed. 

A new photo emerged in late November of a pair of VT5s parked outside a Norinco factory in Inner Mongolia. Their camouflage scheme of sand yellow, forest green , dark green and red-brown matched what is used on existing

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