IDEX 2019: Jordanian KADDB displayed its Al-Wahsh 4x4 APC


The Jordanian company King Abdullah II Design Bureau displayed the APC variant of its 4x4 Tatra-based Al-Wahsh, which is now in full-scale production.


IDEX 2019 Jordanian KADDB displayed its Al Wahsh 4x4 APC
Al-Wahsh 4×4 Protected Patrol Vehicle fitted with a RWCS armed with a 12.7mm machine gun (Picture source: Army Recognition)


First unveiled in prototype form at SOXEX 2016, several production examples of Jordan’s Al-Wahsh 4×4 Protected Patrol Vehicle were on display at the SOFEX 2018 defence expo in Amman last May. A product of KADDB, the King Abdullah II Design & Development Bureau, the Al-Wahsh is manufactured by affiliate company JLVM (Jordan Light Vehicle Manufacturing) in partnership with Britain’s Jankel Group Limited (UK).

Built on a TATRA heavy duty 4×4 cross-country truck chassis, Al-Wahsh (literal translation: The Monster) is crewed by two and can transport up to eight troops. The vehicle weighs about 18 tonnes. The vehicle is powered by a 370-hp diesel coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission, providing a maximum road speed of up to 110 km/h. The vehicle is fitted with an independent suspension system with an approach angle of 30° and a departure angle of 40°. The vehicle can reach 110km/h (69mph) on-road.

The APC is fitted with a STANAG 4569 Level 2 ballistic protection package. The Al-Wahsh displayed at IDEX 2019 was fitted with a RWCS armed with a heavy machine gun.


 

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