New Mohafiz-III light armoured vehicle showcased by Heavy Industries Taxila at IDEAS 2014

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IDEAS 2014
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8th International Defence Exhibition & Seminar

1 to 4 December 2014
Karachi , Pakistan
 
Heavy Industry Taxila at IDEAS 2014
 
 
Monday, December 1, 2014 00:14 AM
 
New Mohafiz-III light armoured vehicle showcased by Heavy Industries Taxila at IDEAS 2014
Integrally designed and manufactured by Pakistani company Heavy Industry Taxila since 2000, the Mohafiz light armoured vehicle in now showcased in its third evolution at IDEAS 2014 exhibition, which is held from 1-4 December in Karachi, Pakistan. This new upgrade features i.a. an body protection tested to meet B7 standards.
     
Integrally designed and manufactured by Pakistani company Heavy Industry Taxila since 2000, the Mohafiz light armoured vehicle in now showcased in its third evolution at IDEAS 2014 exhibition, which is held from 1-4 December in Karachi, Pakistan. This new upgrade features i.a. an body protection tested to meet B7 standards.
Heavy Industries Taxila new Mohafiz-III light armoured vehicle at IDEAS 2014
     
The Mohafiz-III has an all-welded aluminium armour body that provides the occupants with protection from small arms fire and shell splinters. The enhanced armor now prodives protection against 7.62x51mm NATO, M80 NATO, M61 AP ammunition and has been tested to meet N.I.J. Standard 0108- 1 Level IV and CEN EURO NORM 1063 B-7. The fully enclosed engine compartment is at the front with the crew compartment extending to the rear.

The commander and driver are seated at the front and provided with bulletproof windows to their front and a forward opening door with a bulletproof window in the upper part either side. These bulletproof windows are covered by wire mesh screens. The bulletproof windows provide the same level of protection as the armoured hull.

The troop compartment is at the rear with the troops seated either side on bench seats and enter the vehicle via a large door in the rear opening to the right.

Bulletproof windows are provided in the sides and rear of the troop compartment. Glasses are protected against B-7/N.I.J.- STD - 0108-1 Level IV standards and are duly coverted by steel mesh provided with 80% clarity. A total of 10 firing ports are provided to allow rifles and other small arms to be used from within the vehicle. The upper parts of the hull slope slightly inwards as does the hull rear.

Mounted on the forward part of the roof is a manually operated one person turret with B-7 standard protection. The turret can be armed with a 7.62 mm machine gun and/or a tear gas grenade launcher and a two part roof hatch which opens left and right. It has a demountable seat and a 360° rotation. A remote controlled weapon system with 360° rotation is also available in option.

To the immediate rear of the turret are two forward opening roof hatches although the design of the vehicle is flexible so that various types of roof hatch arrangement are possible.

Standard equipment for the Mohafiz includes run flat tyres, a public address system, powerful siren, powered steering and a searchlight operated from within the vehicle. Other standard equipment includes lifting and towing hooks, fire extinguisher, a new optimum air conditioning system and run-flat tyres, which shall . Optional equipment includes various communications equipment and alternative weapon fits.

The Mohafiz-III is powered by a water cooled turboI-Diesel, 8 cylinder, 4.2 litre engine coupled to a manual transmission with five forward and one reverse gears and a two speed transfer case. It develops 200HP at 3400 rpm. If required, a more powerful 4.5 litre diesel engine could be installed to provide a higher power-to-weight ratio. Brake system has been upgraded with hydraulic power assisted brakes, as well as new heavy duty suspension.

Although the first example of the Mohafiz is based on a Toyota Land Cruiser chassis, it could also be built on other 4 × 4 chassis. This includes the Land Rover Defender 110 (4 × 4), which is already in service with the Pakistani Army in large numbers.
 

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