Armored Personnel Carriers & Infantry Fighting Vehicles

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Oh man you took it to heart. My comment was based on performance of units in Iraq and Donbass. I guess crew preparedness has also to be factored 🤣
I reacted to “tin cans.” Of course, any technique has “childhood illnesses,” but they are fixed, so the BTR-4E continues to be regularly delivered (4-5 pcs./ month). APC "Otaman" is only a new step in development. A new IFV is still expected (but it is too early to talk about this).
 

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Pakistan introduces HIT's Viper IFV at IDEAS defence expo. Equipped with ATGMs, AA & chain guns, it will make a great replacement for Talha APC (M113).





Introducing Pakistan home grown first ever Infantry Fighting Vehicle called #Viper. Equipped with two ATGM, 30mm chain gun & 12.7mm AA gun, this IFV is developed by Heavy Industries Texila (HIT). It's protected by slipped armor and carries state of art sensors & Optics.
 

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Thailand orders more US Stryker 8x8 armored vehicles
According to information published by the Thai Armed Force Blog on September 21, 2020, the Thai army will procure more Stryker ICV ( Infantry Combat Vehicle) 8x8 armored vehicles in the defense budget plan 2021. In September 2019, the Thai army has taken delivery of the first batch of Stryker 8x8 armored vehicles.

In July 2019, the U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Thailand of 60 Stryker infantry carrier vehicles with equipment and support for an estimated cost of $175 million.


The Government of Thailand has requested to buy sixty (60) Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICV); and sixty (60) M2 Flex .50 cal machine guns. Also included are spare parts, Basic Issue Items (BII), Components of End Items (COEI), Additional Authorized List (AAL) (specific items for operations and maintenance), Special Tools and Test Equipment (STTE), technical manuals, OCONUS Deprocessing Service, M6 smoke grenade launchers (4 per vehicle) and associated spares, AN/VAS-5 Driver's Vision Enhancer (DVE), AN/VIC-3 vehicle intercommunications system, contractor provided training and Field Service Representatives (FSR), and other related elements of logistics and program support.


In Fiscal Year 2020, Thailand has ordered another batch of 50 Stryker vehicles. For the Fiscal Year 2021, Thailand will procure 10 more Stryker vehicles and will have a total of 130 vehicles to equip three infantry battalions.


The Stryker is a family of 8x8 armored fighting vehicles derived from the wheeled armored vehicle Canadian LAV III, which in turn was based on the Swiss Mowag Piranha III 8x8, and produced by General Dynamics Land Systems, in use by the United States Army and recently by Iraq.


The M1126 variant is the ICV (Infantry Carrier Vehicle) in the Stryker family. The Infantry Carrier Vehicle provides protected transport and, during dismounted assault, supporting fire for the infantry squad. The Stryker is a full-time four-wheel drive, selectively eight-wheel drive, armored vehicle weighing approximately 19,000 kg which carries an infantry squad of 9 soldiers with their equipment.


The M1126 ICV is fitted with a Protector remote weapon station with a universal soft mount cradle, which can mount either a .50 caliber M2 Browning machine gun, a 40mm MK19 grenade launcher or a 7.62×51mm NATO M240 machine gun. It is also armed with four M6 smoke grenade launchers.
 

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Pakistan has its own armored vehicles. APC Talha is one of them
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Since its appearance on the world map, the “country of the clean” [and this is how the name of this state is translated] has been waging wars. The main enemy, naturally, is India. But besides her, there are enough opponents: there is restlessness in the tribal zone on the border with Afghanistan, there are enough in Pakistan and various religious extremists.

For wars, of course, you need weapons. If earlier the needs of Pakistan were provided by the United States and China, now it is moving to the production of its own equipment.

Since 2010, the Pakistani army has been in service with the Talha tracked armored personnel carrier. This vehicle is based on the good old American M113 armored personnel carrier. The reason for the creation of “Talha” was the US sanctions [due to Pakistan’s work on nuclear weapons], which made it impossible to license the production of the classic M113.


Visually, both cars are very similar. Pakistani is distinguished by the narrowed shape of the entire vehicle and other outlines of the side armor plates externally and by a different arrangement of the driver’s seat and propulsion system – inside.


An American diesel with a capacity of 275 hp can be used as an engine. or Ukrainian UTD-20 (330 hp). The basic version is armed with a 12.7 mm large-caliber machine gun DShK. In addition to it, there are such modifications as an anti-tank vehicle armed with a Baktar Shikan ATGM, an anti-aircraft vehicle equipped with a Swedish RBS-70 anti-aircraft complex, an Al Qaswa supply vehicle, a Raad self-propelled mortar, a Sakb command vehicle and others.


Unlike the M113, which has a running gear of 5 rollers per side, some armored vehicles of the Talha family have 6 rollers. For example, the Al Qaswa logistics vehicle, which is associated with the need to deliver goods over difficult terrain.

Compared to the M113, the Talha is slightly heavier [12.5 tons versus 12.32] and slower [64 km / h for an American car versus 40 for a Pakistani one]. The crew is the same for both machines – 13 [11 paratroopers, driver, commander]. , On the basis of the Talha armored personnel carrier, the Al-Hamza infantry fighting vehicle is produced, armed with a 30 mm cannon in the turret. It is structurally very similar to the American export BMP AIFV, which is also a relative of the M113.


A promising example of weapons is the Pakistani BMP “Viper”. The chassis of the already mentioned Talha BTR is used as a base for it. The armor has been greatly enhanced. The armament is represented by a Slovak-made module. It includes a 30mm automatic cannon, a 12.7mm machine gun and Konkurs anti-tank missiles [4 guides]. “Viper” will be able to transport 12 infantrymen and reach a speed of 62 km / h.

The Pakistani police and its other internal security services are armed with the Mohafiz armored car, developed on the basis of the Land Rover Defender. Crew – 8 people (including the driver and the operator of the machine gun), the bulletproof armor protects against 7.62 mm bullets. Such machines are purchased by Iraq for its security forces.


The widespread worldwide fashion for MRAPs – machines that are protected from mines and capable of successfully operating against ambushes – did not escape Pakistan either. Since 2009, the development of a mine-resistant armored personnel carrier “Burraq” on the chassis of the Japanese Isuzu truck has been underway there.


Due to the similarity of its front end to a cat’s face, the photos of the Burraq armored vehicle caused a certain resonance on the Internet. It was supposed to equip the car with a remotely controlled machine-gun installation and an electronic system that detonates radio-controlled explosive devices. The status of this project is currently unclear.

From the above, the following conclusions can be drawn. The Pakistanis were able to develop a family of machines conceptually similar to the American ones based on the M113 and having similar performance characteristics. Thus, the Raad mortar is analogous to the M106, the Sakb is the M577, respectively, and the Baktar Shikan vehicle is the M901 armed with the TOW ATGM. We do not see a direct analogue of the Talha-based air defense missile system in the US Army, but similar machines [ADATS] are in service in Canada.


The Al Qaswa supply vehicle compares favorably with the American M548 in the presence of an armored hull. Copying the American experience allowed us to gain experience and create our own production base for creating our own weapons. Maybe “Talha” and have some reduced performance compared to the M113, but this does not prevent them from being exported.

The prospective BMP “Viper” is close in armament to the Ukrainian BTR-3/4, and is comparable to the Russian BMPT “Terminator” [though differing in less armor]. The armored vehicle “Mohafiz” is quite at the level of world standards. The military industry of Pakistan uses components and assemblies developed in other countries [Ukraine, Slovakia, Russia, China]. But on the whole, it is developing successfully [taking into account the capabilities of Pakistan] and produces interesting products.
 

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As per sources delivery of Pantsir-S 1 Air Defense System to Pakistan is in final stages. Pakistan & Russia can reach the agreement for the license production of AK-103 Assault Rifle for Pakistan Army.
 

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As per sources delivery of Pantsir-S 1 Air Defense System to Pakistan is in final stages. Pakistan & Russia can reach the agreement for the license production of AK-103 Assault Rifle for Pakistan Army.
Are bhai. If you scroll this forum it's full of such baseless news. Public ko chut*ya Bana Raha Hain.
 

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As per sources delivery of Pantsir-S 1 Air Defense System to Pakistan is in final stages. Pakistan & Russia can reach the agreement for the license production of AK-103 Assault Rifle for Pakistan Army.
It’s been in the final stages for the last year.....all this hype is just stupid talk
 

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Navistar To Supply Defense Trucks To Pakistan
Navistar has bagged a US $35 million contract from US department of defense to supply 40 MaxxPro Dash DXM mine-resistant, armoured trucks to the Pakistan Army.

The US Department of Defense issued a USD $35 million contract for supplying 40 MaxxPro Dash DXM mine-resistant, armoured trucks to Pakistan.

The US-based truck major had a joint venture with India's tractor and utility vehicle maker Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M).

Though Indian companies are ramping up their presence across several armies around the world they are barred from supplying defence products to Pakistan, Moneycontrol reported today.

India has even banned exports of passenger vehicles to the neighbouring country, too. Mahindra and Navistar had a long running partnership for two joint ventures in India that made trucks, buses and high capacity diesel engines.

The JV developed trucks from scratch for the Indian market under the brand Mahindra Navistar. In 2012, however, the US company expressed its willingness to exit the joint ventures as it wanted to focus on the US market.

In the following year M&M purchased Navistar’s stakes in the two JVs for an undisclosed sum. Break-up of the Mahindra-Navistar JV could be partly attributed to the fact that Navistar wanted to pursue international military contracts including those emerging from Pakistan awarded by the US.

Such deals could have progressively created hurdles for M&M’s very own defence ambitions. Pakistan has been using mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles as part of its claimed counter insurgency operations in the federally administered tribal areas (FATA).

Pakistan had sought surplus MRAPs from US stocks in Afghanistan under the Excess Defence Articles (EDA) programme. However, they failed to materialize.
 

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Joint venture to supply Ukrainian APCs to Myanmar army
The Ukrainian side has already begun delivery of equipment including special machines to build the factory. Ukraine’s delivery to Myanmar includes a production line to assemble the BTR-4U wheeled 8×8 armoured personnel carrier, 2S1U self-propelled howitzer based on the MT-LBu multi-purpose chassis, according to people familiar with the talks. The new plant is due to start production in the second half of 2020, according to the report.

The BTR-4E (similar to BTR-4U) is the export version of the BTR-4, an 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier (APC) designed by the Ukrainian Company Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau. This the latest generation of wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC) manufactured by the Ukrainian defense industry. This is a new development of 8x8 armoured vehicle which is not based to Russian technology of wheeled combat vehicle as the BTR-80 family. The BTR-4E APC is designed to be used as personnel carrier vehicle for infantry units or as a wheeled infantry fighting vehicle with weapon station to provide fire support. It can be operated under various climatic conditions from a temperature range of -40° to +55°C. In July 2012, Ukrainian Defense Ministry has announced the delivery of first BTR-4E APC for its armed forces. The BTR-4E is already in mass production and is in service with Ukraine, and Iraq.

The MT-LB is a multipurpose tracked armored vehicle which was designed in Ukraine in the early 1960s. In the Russian army, more than 80 variants are in service. In Ukraine and Russia, many defense companies have developed several new modernized or upgraded variants. The MT-LB can also tow a trailer or weapon up to 6,500 kg or carry equipment up to 2,000 kg. A total of 11 soldiers can be carried inside the vehicle.
 

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Textron to supply strike force vehicles for Afghanistan Army
Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS) announced it received a second option award from the US Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, for 65 additional Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFV) for the Afghanistan National Army (ANA). These vehicles are added to the current Undefinitised Contract Action and have a not-to-exceed value of $71.4 million.

Three variants are being produced: MSFV with enclosed turret; MSFV with objective gunner protection kit; and MSFV ambulance. Work is being performed at Textron Marine & Land Systems’ facilities in the New Orleans area, with deliveries now scheduled through May 2013.

TM&LS, in May 2011, received an award for full-rate production of 240 MSFVs along with associated support equipment, spare parts, field service representatives, training and training aids. The first option for 64 MSFVs was announced two months ago.

Mobile Strike Force Vehicles began arriving into Afghanistan in February. Afghan operator new equipment training commenced earlier this month, and the first ANA battalion (called a Kandak) will complete its vehicle training in June. “It’s gratifying to learn about the Afghan soldiers’ enthusiasm as they move through their operator training programme,” said Tom Walmsley, TM&LS Senior Vice President and General Manager.

All MFSUS are derived from the combat-proven M1117 Armored Security Vehicle (ASV), and are configured with Enhanced Survivability (ES) capability, which improves blast protection to mineresistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) levels. The ES-equipped vehicles continue to possess the ASV’s original, all-important V-shaped hull design, in addition to innovative protection design features that enable them to meet MRAP blast protection standards.
 

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Going by these posts it seems like we are missing out on a whole lot of export market in our own backyard.

Myanmmar should be buying weapons from us but alas we don't have a industry.

It is usually the Political will, Indigenous industry and government establishment that works to capture international market.

Our babus can't be bothered enough to scout import potential. The Private sector is alone on this and the absence of government support or by own admission itself they don't consider expanding.
The leseer said about PSU the better.

It's a very pathetic situation.
We aren't avle to capture market because the nations assets can't come together.
 

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Going by these posts it seems like we are missing out on a whole lot of export market in our own backyard.

Myanmmar should be buying weapons from us but alas we don't have a industry.

It is usually the Political will, Indigenous industry and government establishment that works to capture international market.

Our babus can't be bothered enough to scout import potential. The Private sector is alone on this and the absence of government support or by own admission itself they don't consider expanding.
The leseer said about PSU the better.

It's a very pathetic situation.
We aren't avle to capture market because the nations assets can't come together.
We can export WhAP as it has got export nod but our companies have to attract interest for that.
 

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Going by these posts it seems like we are missing out on a whole lot of export market in our own backyard.

Myanmmar should be buying weapons from us but alas we don't have a industry.

It is usually the Political will, Indigenous industry and government establishment that works to capture international market.

Our babus can't be bothered enough to scout import potential. The Private sector is alone on this and the absence of government support or by own admission itself they don't consider expanding.
The leseer said about PSU the better.

It's a very pathetic situation.
We aren't avle to capture market because the nations assets can't come together.
it is a good thing that in 2020, we are able to think this way. If the same news was in 2014/2015, commentary will not even include Indian industry as a potential vendor and the news item won’t be of interest since India has no role here.

This is progress.
 

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