Cavalier Group from Pakistan unveils Hamza 6x6 MRAP at BIDEC 2017
The Companies Cavalier Group and Heavy Industries Taxila from Pakistan unveil a new version of the HAMZA MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) in 6x6 configuration at BIDEC 2017, the Bahrain International Defense Exhibition and Conference.
In November 2016, Cavalier Group has unveiled its new 8x8 armoured vehicle in the category of MRAP, the HAMZA 8x8 at IDEAS, the International Defense Exhibition in Karachi, Pakistan.
The HAMZA 6x6 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 6x6 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 monocoque 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 6x6 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 armour package to increase the protection to Level 5 STANAG 4569.
The HAMZA 6x6 has a combat weight from 20 to 22 tons with a payload capacity of 7 tons maximum. The vehicle is motorized with a Cummins ISM 500 6 cylinders Turbo Charged and Intercooled diesel engine coupled to an Allison 6 speed automatic transmission. The vehicle can run at a maximum road speed of 110 km with a maximum cruising range of 500 km.