The armored vehicle was presented at the international exhibition IDEX-2019, the press service of the Ukrainian State Concern Ukroboronprom reported.
"At IDEX-2019, which is taking place in Abu-Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), the Al‑Wahash 8×8 armored personnel carrier with BM-3M Shturm combat tower is introduced for the first time. The Al‑Wahash 8×8 armored personnel carrier with BM-3M Shturm combat tower is the result of cooperation between enterprises of the Ukrainian State Concern Ukroboronprom and the UAE company Calidus LLC," the report says.
Due to the BM-3M Shturm combat tower the Al-Wahash APC is provided with powerful arsenal of weapons for destroying 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.
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