Al-Masmak Nyoka Mk 2
MRAP APC Mine Resistant Armoured Personnel carrier vehicle
Al-Masmak or Nyoka Mk2 is an APC armoured vehicle personnel carrier
in the category of MRAP family. The vehicle is designed and manufactured
by the SAUDI GROUPS based in Saudi Arabia. In 2011, SAUDI GROUPS has
unveiled its Mines Resistant Armored Personnel Carrier (MRAPC) called
AL-MASMAK. SAUDI GROUPS is a private Saudi Arabian company specialized
on military and security systems that produces AL-KASER, AL-MANSOUR,
AL-NAIF and AL-FAISAL armored personnel carriers (APC) in the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia as well as other GCCC and Middle Eastern Countries with
more than 300 APC's currently in use by government entities. At AAD
2012, Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition, the Masmak was presented
for the first time to the public for African market under the name “Nyoka
Mk2”. During an interview made by Army Recognition at AAD 2012,
Mister Mohammed Al-Mutairy, President and CEO of Saudi Groups unveils
the secret of the design and the performances of the Al-Masmak. There
are several types of similar vehicles in the market but the Al-Masmak
offers a higher level of protection, and the vehicle has been designed
based on the experience from the military and security users deployed
on combat area as Afghanistan and Iraq. The Al-Masmak is a response
about the new threats with a ballistic protection not only against the
standard AK-47 ammunitions 7.62x39 mm but also against the 7.62x54 mm
caliber used by the Russian sniper rifle Dragunov or the Russian 7.62x63
mm ammunitions. The al-Masmak is designed to be used basically as armoured
vehicle personnel carrier but the vehicle can be adapted for a variety
of roles. With a maximum payload of 2,000 kg, the vehicle is able to
perform missions as armoured personnel carrier, battlefield ambulance,
command vehicle and weapon platform up to a caliber of 25mm. According
to Mister Mohammed Al-Mutairy three countries of the Middle East are
showing interest for the vehicle.
|AL-MASMAK versions include Personnel Carriers, Command & Control, Ambulance, Boarders Patrolling, Anti-Hijacking, and can be adapted to any client specific requirements.|
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