Really old news on projects that went nowhere... Surely don't deserve this much attention in 2020 end.Pakistan's military might on display at IDEAS 2018
The tenth International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) opened on November 27 in Karachi with major participation from some of the biggest names in the global defence industry.
The highlight of the exhibition though remained weapons produced by domestic manufacturers as they showcased some of the latest systems inducted by the Pakistani armed forces or currently undergoing trials.
The Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) manufactured Viper infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) was unveiled at IDEAS 2018. The tracked IFV is armed with a 30mm autocannon and Russian Kornet anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM).
Viper IFV is manned by a three-man crew comprising a driver, gunner and a commander. Capable of transporting nine troops, the IFV can engage all manner of ground targets including main battle tanks. The 30mm gun in the remote-controlled turret can make short work of soft vehicles and infantry while Kornet missiles give the vehicle the ability to engage heavily armoured vehicles from a standoff distance.
HIT has also incorporated multiple protective features in the vehicles. The seats are suspended in order to provide better crew and troop survivability against landmines and improvised explosive devices (IED).
The vehicle has not yet entered serial production and will undergo acceptability trials soon.
The Hamza, developed by HIT and also described as an IFV, is a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle armed with a similar 30mm autocannon turret as the Viper.
Built on a 6x6 chassis with an optional variant in a 6x4 variant, the vehicle has a cruising range of 500km with a top speed of 110km/h. Hamza can seat nine troops and also has a crew of three.
The high ground clearance of the vehicle ensures crew and troop survivability in an IED-heavy environment. Pakistan's experience in counter-insurgency warfare shows in the latest offerings by HIT, as the Hamza also comes with suspended seats with headguards to protect troopers from the shock of an explosion either underneath the vehicle or close-by.
A combination of begging, careful long term planning and taking the role of India's adversary for making profit.Where are these beggars getting the money from to purchase all these weapon platforms? Saalon ke paas tamatar kharidney ko paise nahin hai aur inko Pantsir aur MI-35 chahiye?
Looks like they're used to eating grass as ZA Bhutto ordained.
The source is Paki MoDP (MoD Procurement?) report, so not very confident about its veracity. But if the Russians are really going that far, its time to start aggressive import substitution for Russian origin equipment. No need to appease them. S-400 should be our last Russian purchase.Pakistan has purchased 52 Kornet-E ATGM launchers & 500 missiles from Russia acc. to its 2017-18 MoDP report. Back when the deal was signed, Except one Indian observer, no one else had given any indications of such a deal:
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