|Manufacturer:||NORINCO - China North Industries Group Corporation - CNGC|
|Product type:||Armoured Vehicles|
|Name:||Infantry fighting vehicle|
A new Chinese heavy infantry fighting vehicle was demonstrated during the show at the Norinco test ground in Baotou in August 2017.
It has modular protection with mounted ERA. Thus, the level of protection can be adapted to deal with specific threats or to meet the mission needs. The mobility and protection of the machine are comparable to the VT5 light tanks. The total weight of the vehicle is 30 tons.
The new combat vehicle is equipped with a remote-controlled turret armed with a 30 mm automatic gun, as well as two HJ17 ATGM launchers. The turret has a commander's panoramic sight and a built-in weapon control system.
VT17, like the VT5 tank, is driven by a new diesel engine with a power of 1000 hp own development of NORINCO.