IDEX 2019: Al‑Wahash APC with Shturm module

IDEX 2019: Al‑Wahash APC with Shturm combat module

Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates for the first time presented a joint project, the Al-Wahash 8×8 armored personnel carrier with BM-3M Shturm combat module.

Al‑Wahash APC with Shturm combat module is the result of cooperation between enterprises of the Ukrainian State Concern Ukroboronprom and UAE company Calidus LLC, the press service of the Ukroboronprom reported.

Shturm is used on BTR-3 APC which is serially produced by the Kyiv Armored Plant SE and has successfully passed the hardest tests in real combat actions against Russian invaders. Modern digital system with laser range finder and gun stabilizer ensures for the Shturm high accuracy of firing with the 30 mm automatic gun, machine-gun and automatic grenade launcher, as well as Barrier anti-tank guided missiles system.

IDEX 2019: Al‑Wahash APC with Shturm combat module

Due to the Shturm combat module the Al-Wahash APC is provided with powerful arsenal of weapons for destroying of an enemy from the distance of up to 5 km at any weather conditions day and night.

The Al-Wahash 8×8 APC is one of the most up-to-date APCs of its class that was created by combination of the cutting edge technologies from the leading world class manufacturers. Therefore, integration of the Ukrainian combat tower into this APC constitutes another evidence of high efficiency of the Ukrainian weapons.

On February 18, 2019, Calidus LLC and the State Company Ukrspetsexport, which is a member of the State Concern Ukroboronprom, signed the memorandum of cooperation having consolidated the reached agreements in further cooperation.

In particular, the parties plan to produce jointly the Al-Wahash 8×8 APCs with the BM-3M Shturm combat tower and to promote it on the markets of UAE and other countries. Besides that, the parties plan to extend cooperation in the implementation of programs for modernization and production of new pieces of armament and military equipment.