Pakistanese Interceptor light protected vehicles for Bahrain

The defence production sector of Pakistan has signed a deal to export locally manufactured light armoured vehicles called ‘Interceptor’ to Bahrain.

Pakistanese Interceptor light armoured vehicles for Bahrain
 IHT's "Interceptor" is based on a commercial Toyota chassis and designed for security purposes. (Picture source: Army Recognition)

Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) — a defence industrial complex which manufactures and rebuilds tanks and armoured personnel carriers for the military — will manufacture six “Interceptors” for the Bahrain National Guards.

Sources said a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between HIT’s chief Lt.Gen. Muhammad Naeem Ashraf, and Lt.Gen. Mohammed Bin Isa Al Khalifa, the brother of Bahrain’s King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa. They said the vehicles are dedicated to the civil armed forces to control limited violence and internal security.

Unveiled at IDEC 2017 defense exhibition in Bahrain, the 4x4 vehicle is based on a commercial Toyota chassis and designed for security purposes. Heavy Industries Taxila offers two levels of protection to be placed on the chassis: a B6 or B7 armored capsule. The Gulf region has been targeted for the design, as there is a constant demand. North Africa appears to also interesting for the marketing of the “Interceptor”.


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