I thought it big thing to blame on Sudan.
Me too, I'm surprised I didn't expect such products from Sudan.It's still good thing.^_^
I don't think what @Iranian Knight telling is true through. Sudan defense industry has a good reputation on small armament manufacturing.
Sudan unveils 122 mm self-propelled howitzer, armoured vehicles at IDEX
The Military Industry Corporation (MIC) Khalifa-1 122 mm self-propelled howitzer has made its international show debut at IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi, along with several other products.
The weapon is already in service with Sudan’s army. It comprises a 6x6 Kamaz 43118 truck with a protected four-door cab for the five crew and a 122 mm D-30 howitzer on the back of the vehicle. The normally towed howitzer is transplanted onto the vehicle, and as such is manually traversed (40 degrees left and right). Elevation is minus five to plus 70 degrees, or 15 to 70 degrees above the cabin.
Hydraulically lowered stabilisers are used to anchor the vehicle when firing and the steel sides are hydraulically folded down in order to give access to artillery shells – 45 projectiles and charges are carried. Range is around 17 km and maximum firing rate is eight rounds per minute. The 20 500 kg vehicle can be readied for firing within 90 seconds. The vehicle’s top speed is around 90 km/h.
The vehicle can be fitted with the Karary IGZ01 fire control system, which includes a laser range finder, GPS, telecommunications device etc.
The MIC displayed some of its other hardware at IDEX 2015, such as the 120 mm mortar carrier variant of its Khatim-2 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), a mobile version of the Taka 107 mm multiple rocket launcher, the Nimr long-range patrol vehicle, unarmoured Tamal tactical vehicle and Sarsar-2 armoured reconnaissance vehicle. The Khatim-2 is loosely based on the BMP-2 via the Iranian Boraq-2 IFV.
The Sarsar-2 is based on a 1.2 ton KIA chassis but fitted with armour able to withstand 7.62x51 mm rounds. The vehicle weights 5.5 tons. Other items displayed at IDEX 2015 included the Ateed remote weapon station, apparently based on the Iranian ARIO-H762 and the Sarib anti-tank guided missile (apparently based on the Chinese HJ-8). The Ateed can operate either a 12.7 mm or 7.62 mm machinegun and uses a high resolution day camera, laser range finder and thermal imager. A DShK 12.7 mm heavy machinegun was mounted on the Ateed at IDEX 2015.
Sudan’s President Omar Al Bashir attended the IDEX opening ceremony on Sunday in his first official visit to the United Arab Emirates since 2008. He arrived with an 11-member delegation, comprised of Ministers of the Presidency, Defence, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Investments, Electricity, Minerals, Livestock and Fisheries, Labour, the director of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), and the head of police.
Since the 1990s Chinese, Russian and Iranian companies have helped Sudan develop its domestic military industry after an international arms embargo placed on the country. The Military Industry Corporation was established in 1993 to manufacture weapons and equipment for the Sudanese military and is now marketing its products internationally. Products include main battle tanks (based on Chinese designs), small arms, recoilless rifles, mortars, rocket launchers, upgraded armoured vehicles, ammunition, electronics and uniforms.
The MIC has used Chinese hardware as the inspiration for many of its own products but the Sudanese military also uses a wide variety of Chinese weapons, such as the Type 96 main battle tank, HJ-8 and HJ-73D anti-tank missile, Type 56 and Type 81 rifles, CQ rifle, QJZ-89 12.7 mm machinegun, M99 12.7 mm sniper rifle, Type 80 machinegun, Type69-1 rocket propelled grenade, NP-42 pistol and the QLZ-87 automatic grenade launcher and recently selected the 5.56 mm QBZ-17 bullpup assault rifle to meet its future needs.
Turkish MRAP output ramps up
Following a pause in production, the Turkish company of BMC Otomotiv Sanayi ve Ticaret (Turkish Pavilion, Stand 10-D10) has ramped up output of its Kirpi (4x4) mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle, which is being shown at IDEX 2015 fitted with a remote weapon station.
Following a competition, the Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC) selected the Kirpi to meet its requirement for its first MRAP vehicle.
An initial contract was placed for 468 vehicles, but production ceased for a period after 278 vehicles. Production has now started again, and the company told the IDEX Show Daily that, “around 600 vehicles have now been delivered and they are now operating successfully”.
The Kirpi MRAP has been offered on the export market for several years and the first customer was Tunisia, which has taken delivery of about 40 vehicles. The Kirpi MRAP features an all-welded steel armoured monocoque hull with a V-shaped lower half that provides a high level of protection against mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), small arms fire and shell splinters.
In addition to its crew of three, the Kirpi MRAP carries a total of 10 dismounts when used in the armoured personnel carrier configuration. Standard equipment includes an air-conditioning system and suspended seats with five-point safety belts for a higher level of crew survivability.
Further development by the company has resulted in a 6x6 version of the Kirpi, which shares many common automotive components with the current production 4x4 vehicle, but has more volume and payload and can undertake a wider range of battlefield missions.
Development of the Kirpi (6x6) is complete and production can commence when firm orders are placed. BMC has delivered approximately 5,000 wheeled vehicles to the Turkish armed forces, including 2.5-ton and 5-ton (4x4), 10-ton (6x6) and 20-ton (8x8) versions.
In addition to the Kirpi (4x4) MRAP, the company is exhibiting its BMC 380-26-P (6x6) 10-ton cross-country tactical truck fitted with a cargo body – just one of the many versions currently available.
Turkish MRAP output ramps up [IDX15D2] - IHS Jane's 360
Cobra II completes Middle East trials
Turkey’s Otokar has confirmed to the IDEX Show Daily that its latest Cobra II (4x4) armoured amphibious tactical vehicle (AATV) successfully completed 5,000km of exhaustive trials in the Gulf late last year.
Cobra II has a typical gross vehicle weight of 12 tonnes. It is powered by a Cummins six-cylinder turbocharged common rail diesel engine developing 360hp, coupled to an Allison fully automatic six-speed transmission and a two-speed transfer box. Maximum road speed is quoted as 110km/h. The Cobra II is fully amphibious, being propelled in the water by two propellers at a maximum speed of 8km/h.
When used in the armoured personnel carrier role, the Cobra II has a crew of two and can carry eight dismounts. Standard equipment includes a central tyre-inflation system, air-conditioning, front and rear cameras and vision blocks.
A total of 10 prototype and preproduction Cobras has been built by Otokar (Turkish Pavilion, Stand 10-C05) and development is considered to be complete. Production can begin when orders are placed. Cobra II is being marketed alongside the popular original Cobra (4x4) light armoured vehicle, of which more than 2,500 have been built for domestic and export markets, with production still underway.
Cobra II completes Middle East trials [IDX15D2] - IHS Jane's 360
Tunisia is using Kirpi (4x4) and that say a lot about it. Very great MRAP Indeed. What about the AATV Cobra? Is it indigenously made? I don't know if I have seen similar one in the UAE inventory.