Pakistan’s Indigenously Manufactured Hamza 8×8 MCV/APC & Hamza 6×6 MRAP/IFV

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Cavalier is an agile innovator and leading provider in the Defense and Information Technology markets. It is primarily engaged in research, design, development, manufacture and integration of combat vehicles, personal protection, and allied technology systems. Over the years, Cavalier’s products and services have been developed and refined to meet military demands. In this article, we will tell you about Hamza Vehicle developed by cavalier group in collaboration with Heavy Industries Taxila.

Hamza MCV

Hamza 8×8 MCV offers Extreme Mobility, High Payload, Lethal Firepower, High Survivability and Maximum Situational Awareness. HAMZA 8×8 provides standard protection Level 4 STANAG 4569, with ballistic protection against firing of small arms 14.5 mm caliber and mine blast of 10 kg of TNT under the wheels. The vehicle can be fitted with an armor package to increase the protection to Level 5 STANAG 4569.

FEATURES

ENGINE

1) Manufacturer: Caterpillar C13
2) Power: Max 520 hp
3) Max Torque: 2200 Nm

TRANSMISSION

1) Type: Allison 4500 SP 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

WEIGHT

1) Curb weight: 22 Tons
2) GVW: 32 Tons
3) Payload: 10 Tons

DIMENSIONS

1) Length: 8300 mm
2) Width: 2600 mm
3) Height: 2650 mm
4) Wheelbase: 1650mm + 2740mm + 1450mm

CONFIGURATION

1) Type: 8×8
2) Transfer Case: 2 Speed with Longitudinal Lock.
3) Tyre: 16 R20
4) Electric System (v): 12V/461E
5) Seating Capacity: 3+10

PERFORMANCE

1) Speed: 105 km/hr.
2) Gradient: = 60%.
3) Side Slope: 30%.
4) Turning Circle(m): 19(3-Axle Steered)
5) Cruising Range: 500 km
6) Operating Temperature: -32 +55 C

FEATURES

Inter-Axle and Inter-Wheel Differential Lock
2 Speed Transfer Case with PTO option
HUB Reductions with CTIS operable on the move.
Dual Circuit Disk Air Brakes. Exceptionally Rigid Chassis against Torsion and Bending.

A large Payload & Internal Volume of 10. Tons and 16 Cubic meters respectively
Greater Cross-Country Speed because of Independent Wheel Suspension

Optional Features & Armament

1) NBC System
2) Automatic Fire Detection and Suppression System (AFDSS)
3) RPG / EFP Protection Kits
4) Heavy Weapons .C4I System
5) Mine Clearing Equipment (Roller Wheels)

Hamza 8×8 is the first locally designed and developed armored vehicle. It is a bullet proof, blast proof and mine resistant ambush protected vehicle against small to medium arms. Its suspension safeguards the troops against mine blast. At IDEAS 2016, the HAMZA 8×8 was showed with a one-man turret mounted in center part of the roof armed with a 30mm cannon and one coaxial 7.62mm machine gun. According to Syed Muhammad Haroon, Defense Program Director at Blitz-kried the HAMZA 8×8 can be fitted with a combat turret armed with a heavy cannon up to 105mm. The vehicle can also be configured as riot control vehicle, IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle), fire support vehicle with 90- or 105-mm cannon, air defense vehicle or self-propelled mortar carrier.

Hamza 6×6 MRAP, IFV

The Companies Cavalier Group and Heavy Industries Taxila from Pakistan unveiled a new version of the HAMZA MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) in 6×6 configuration at BIDEC 2017, the Bahrain International Defense Exhibition and Conference. The HAMZA 6×6 is a new vehicle fully designed and developed by the Pakistani Company Cavalier Group to response to the new needs of Pakistani army. The vehicle can accommodate a total of 13 military personnel including driver, commander, and gunner. The HAMZA 6×6 can be fitted with a full range of weapon system including small turret or remote weapon station which can be armed with machine gun or automatic cannon up to 30 mm caliber.

The vehicle features a V-shaped wall armored hull design and offers advanced protection features and superior off-road mobility and can operate in urban, mountainous, and difficult rural terrains. The hull of the HAMZA 6×6 provides standard protection Level 4 STANAG 4569, with ballistic protection against firing of small arms 14.5 mm caliber and mine blast of 10 kg of TNT under the wheels. The vehicle can be fitted with an armor package to increase the protection to Level 5 STANAG 4569.

SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE

1) Make: Cummins ISM 500
2) Power: 500 @ 1800
3) Torque: 2102 @ 1200-1600

TRANSMISSION

1) Type: Allison 4500 SP 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

WEIGHT

1) Curb Weight: 15 Tons
2) Payload: 7 Tons
3) GVW: 22 Tons

DIMENSIONS

1) Length: 7600 mm
2) Width: 2550 mm
3) Height: 2650 mm
4) Wheelbase: 4090 mm + 1450 mm

CONFIGURATION

1) Type: 6×6 / 6×4
2) Transfer Case: 2 Speed with Longitudinal Lock
3) Tyre: 16 R20
4) Electric System (v): 24V/461E/FFR
5) Seating Capacity: 3+10.

PERFORMANCE

1) Speed: 110 km/hr.
2) Gradient: = 100%.
3) Side Slope: 30%.
4) Turning Circle(m): 20 +/- 1
5) Cruising Range: 500 km
6) Operating Temperature: -32 +55 C

Hamza 6×6 is a Modular Design Multi-Role combat vehicle, offered as Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) with 30 mm Remote Weapon Station Turret, as an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC), Command Post version, Ambulance, and different fire support versions, armored with large caliber mortar and gun systems.

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