Chinese VT-4 main battle tanks.

China North Industries Corp (Norinco) is one of the few defense contractors in the world that can boast its own fleet of battle tanks.

Popular Science says Norinco put its VT-4 main battle tanks on display last week as part of its “Armor Day” celebrations. The heavy metal extravaganza is designed to awe potential foreign buyers with the power of China’s latest weaponry. The Royal Thai Army is already a repeat buyer of the VT-4.

Another top attraction of the Armor Day show was the demonstration of a GL-5 hard-kill active protection system for armored vehicles that destroyed a guided missile attacking a tank in a live fire exercise, Popular Science said.

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