Terrorists that we are facing are really not high tech. Their favourite weapons are machine guns and RPGs. We don’t really need a super sophisticated MRAP. Even a basic configured vehicle will do it.
It is beyond conscious to buy planes for VIP transport and helicopters for the search and rescue and not get foot soldiers some semi decent protection.
Pakistan seemed to have several decent programs to produce their own vehicles but nothing materialized .It is a criminal negligence to me .
I remember this program well:
Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT)
commenced the development of the Burraq MRAP in 2009 to meet Pakistan Army's
requirement for cheaper Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle's
as lack of financial resources hampered its plans to acquire protected vehicles from United States
The Burraq was first seen on Pakistan state media
briefly in February 2010.
In June 2011, International Defence Review
reported that five prototypes
/ pre-production models of the Burraq MRAP were completed for trails & development work by Heavy Industries Taxila
On 19 March 2013, Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT)
announced that its Burraq MRAP Vehicle was nearing the end of its prototype phase and would be unveiled in next three to four months.
In October 2013, a spokesman of Heavy Industries Taxila said, “Burraq is on hold,” but gave no reason.
Then there is Hamza ... another whichever not seen in production.