IDEX 2019: Egypt displays IMUT ST-100 MRAP and ST-500 LTV armored vehicles abroad for the first time


IDEX 2019 was the first foreign defense exhibition at which Egypt participated. The republic chose to showcase two armored vehicles: the IMUT ST-500 LTV and the ST-100 MRAP, which the manufacturer had unveiled last December at Cairo during EDEX 2018.


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IMUT ST-500 LTV (Picture source: Army Recognition)


As this was the first time Egypt participated in a defense exhibition outside its borders, the two armored vehicles displayed by IMUT (International Marathon United Technologies) drew a deserved attention. The Egyptian military is to start receiving locally-produced ST-100 mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) armored vehicles and ST-500 Light Tactical Vehicles (LTV). These vehicles were developed in South Africa in 2016 by Saska, which was owned by an Egyptian businessman. The company was moved to Egypt in 2018 and rebranded as IMUT in partnership with the Egyptian military.

The ST-100 MRAP can be armed with various different weapons, such as a remote turret featuring a 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine gun. The vehicle has a weight of 14.5 tons (with a 3.5-ton payload) and can reach speeds of up to 115 km/h.

The ST-500 LTV is motorized with a Cummins QSB6.7 coupled to an Allison 3000 SP automatic transmission. it weighs 8 tons (with a payload of 2.5 tons) and can travel up to 135 km/h. It can also support remote-controlled weapon stations or other armament packages.


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IMUT ST-100 MRAP (Picture source: Army Recognition)


 

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