Strength Through Self Reliance



  • Tank Haider is a 3rd Generation Plus Tank which has been manufactured through collaboration with NORINCO China and various local industries of Pakistan. The Tank incorporates modern state of the art technologies and astounding capabilities which gives it a definitive edge over any adversary in the battle field. Distinguished features that make Tank Haider a more lethal and potent war machine as compared to Tank Al-Khalid 1 are:-

    • High manoeuvrability due to optimized power to weight ratio, high performance 1200 hp engine with automatic transmission and digital navigation in all types of terrains and environment.

    • Greater lethality with long-range precision engagement, high first round hit probability and hunter killer capability achieved through latest generation of optical sights and Thermal Imager based auto-tracking with improved image stabilised fire control systems (FCS) and gun control systems (GCS).

    • Greater adaptability through digitized architecture providing plug and play modularity for various systems, enhanced sensor based real time battlefield situational awareness, requisite connectivity for seamless Combine Arms Operations and secured information sharing resulting in a more potent and reliable platform.

    • Improved survivability through low heat signature, advanced Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) along with passive and active protection systems and modern systems for crew survivability from fire, explosives and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) threats.

    • Enhanced reliability through adaptation of latest manufacturing techniques, engineering practices and quality control mechanism.

    • Cost effectiveness due to maximized local manufacturing of parts, assemblies and systems ensuring assured self-sustenance.

  • Tank Haider is a true manifestation of “Strength through Self Reliance” in defence production of Pakistan due to maximized indigenization, resulting in substantial foreign exchange savings while empowering our local industries through selective technology partnerships for in-country manufacturing.


  • Equipped with Air Conditioner System.

  • Enhanced protection against Smart Ammo and other forms of top attacks.

  • Improved Muzzle Reference System.

  • Solid State Auto Loader (SSAL).

  • Improved Radiation Detector.

  • Independent and effective Comd & Con system for deeper and long distance operations.

  • Nuclear environment sustainable operations and life support system.

  • An Indigenously developed tank to have higher strategic and tactical mobility.

  • Capable of fighting in built up areas i.e. in urban warfare.


  • Enhanced protection against Smart Ammo and other forms of top attacks.

  • Independent and effective Comd & Con system for deeper and long distance operations.

  • Nuclear environment sustainable operations and life support system.

  • An Indigenously developed tank to have higher strategic and tactical mobility.

  • Capable of fighting in built up areas i.e. in urban warfare.


This is the most ambitious modification and up-gradation in three distinct areas i.e. mobility, fire power, and Armour protection. Mobility has been enhanced with the installation of 730 HP engine in place of 520 HP. Additional Fire Power has been achieved through 125mm smooth bore Gun and improved Fire Control System and 2nd Generation Gun Control System. Thus performance and capability of this tank has been brought to almost same as of a modern tank at a fraction of the cost of a new tank.


APC ‘TALHA’ has been designed and manufactured by APC Factory and belongs to APC M113 Family of Veh (FOV). There is a flexibility in the design that the Engine compartment can accommodate power pack with 212 HP as well as 265 HP Detroit Diesel 6V53/T turbocharged engine. TALHA is an all terrain, amphibious infantry support vehicle with 12.7 mm machine gun as its main armament. Adequate space in crew compartment provides excellent crew comfort. Survivability is enhanced through use of external fuel tanks. Various forms of bolt-on armour can be added in increase armour protection is required for the vehicle. It can negotiate 60% gradient and 30 degree side slope.

APC Talha Standard


This variant belongs to a battle proven and reliable M113 (FOV) and has been completely designed and manufactured by APC Factory. Basic suspension and power pack is same as in APC M113. The variation is basically in size and shape that does not compromise its mobility. It can still negotiate 60% gradient with the same comparative ease and also retain its amphibious capability, hence making it an effective Command Post that can be used in any operation of war.


Logistic Vehicle with a stretched hull is one such derivative of M113 (FOV) which would significantly enhance logistic compatibility with operation echelons. The Logistic Vehicle designed and manufactured at HIT and is characterized by unique features. It is light weight with armour protection for crew and resembles a flat bed truck in both appearance and application. It uses the M113P power plant, track and suspension to ensure commonality. The Logistic Vehicle can be used for carrying of POL, rations, ammunition and supplies across all types of terrain. The cargo compartment which can carry a load upto 6 tons can be protected with a tarpaulin cover. The vehicle platform can also be used for other adaptations such as weapon station, missile launcher, radar, TCV, ambulance, maintenance vehicle etc.


The Armoured Recovery Vehicle is tracked APC of M113 (FOV) with 6 rd wheels that has been modified on military standard by installing a 3 ton crane which can lift and place heavy loads. It has a hydraulic winch assembly for retrieving disabled tracked and wheeled military vehicles upto 20 ton (GVW). Crew compartment has been installed with Lathe machine, Drill machine & Welding Plant etc thus a mini workshop has been provided inside this ARV, so that it can undertake repair on site.


GUN Factory has the capability of producing barrels ranging from 105mm to 203mm caliber. It has a long standing experience in manufacture of 105mm Gun barrel for upgraded T-59 & T-69 II MP tanks and 125mm Guns / Barrels for the ongoing programmes of Tank Al-Khalid and Al-Zarrar. The autofrettaged barrels are manufactured from very high quality Electro Slag Refined Steel.



SP Gun Rebuilt at HRF(M) is a symbol of pride, technological advancement and landmark in the achievement of self reliance. The SP Gun is rebuilt to the OEM’s specifications and parameters through state of the art rebuilt facilities, machinery/equipment, test benches, optimum quality standards and dedication of the professional work force. Most economical rebuild is achieved through maximum reclamation, engineering management and computerized `inventory.

APC M113A1/A2/P/VCC-1A2

APC rebuilt at HRF (M) is a symbol of quality and skill par excellence. Complete rebuild of APCs back to its original manufacturer’s specifications entails elaborate rebuild facilities, professionalism and highest quality standards which have been achieved with the help of sophisticated machinery, skilled manpower and latest test equipment / procedures. Most economical rebuild is accomplished through macro reclamation, sound engineering management systems and computerized inventory control. The quality product rolled out is comparable with brand new APCs.

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