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Jordanian MAP II Heavy APC

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* The MAP is a heavy tracked vehicle platform, developed by KADDB.

* It can fulfill multi-purpose role in support of mechanized armored units based on their needs.

* The MAP is converted from the vehicle platform of a Tariq MBT, by modifying the hull.

* MAP main specs:



- Crew:

2 + 11

-- Technical:

- Complete use of Tariq MBT mechanical & electrical components to make it as affordable as possible
- Hull extension in width by 450mm
- Design & build of coupling extension between Gear Box & Final Drive
- Four top deck crew hatches (500x550mm) in size

-- Operational:

- The rear crew door width is: 450mm at lower end & 850 mm at higher end
- The front door is 750 mm in width, 1000mm in height

-- Armament:

0.5 Cal. MG
(Preferably Remotely controlled)

--- Ammunition

-- Front Line Ammo. On board, includes:

- M50 MG Ammo. (12.7x99): 40 Boxes
- M60 MG Ammo. (7.62x51): 20 Boxes
- RPG Launchers: 3 off

-- Main crew Entrance

- Rear & Front ramp door

-- Mobility

- Comparable to Tariq MBT

-- Payload:

- Ability to carry 13 soldiers with all their helmets, rifles & back bags.

















 

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Jordan is doing a great job in the military industry. Btw is there going any potential costumers? Is the Jordanian army thinking of buying these APC's?
 

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Jordan is doing a great job in the military industry. Btw is there going any potential costumers? Is the Jordanian army thinking of buying these APC's?
I think Jordan displays this upgrade to get costumers who would like to modify their old tanks into this Heavy Armored APC. Jordan had 293 Tariq MBT (upgraded Centurion) and modified them to MAP2 and Temsah APCs. Jordan did the same as Israel which modified it's old Merkava tanks into Namer APC:

 

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That's actually a really good Idea. The limited resources has tought Jordan to be efficient and compact. A medium-sized, well equipped and well trained mobile Army. Alot better than other rich Arab countries which think the military is about numbers, stacking as much weapons as they can and keep them to collect dust. Yet some of the large arab armies are usually undertrained and have a logistics hell because they have multiple weapon types of the same class.
 

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That's actually a really good Idea. The limited resources has tought Jordan to be efficient and compact. A medium-sized, well equipped and well trained mobile Army. Alot better than other rich Arab countries which think the military is about numbers, stacking as much weapons as they can and keep them to collect dust. Yet some of the large arab armies are usually undertrained and have a logistics hell because they have multiple weapon types of the same class.
Your opinion is extremely skewed from the reality of the situation. We do not think military is about numbers, we never did. If you go over our assets one by one you will find that it is handled in the context of small number, highly mobile, highly trained army with Air Force predominance.
 

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That's actually a really good Idea. The limited resources has tought Jordan to be efficient and compact. A medium-sized, well equipped and well trained mobile Army. Alot better than other rich Arab countries which think the military is about numbers, stacking as much weapons as they can and keep them to collect dust. Yet some of the large arab armies are usually undertrained and have a logistics hell because they have multiple weapon types of the same class.

But the rich Arab countries in specific don't have large numbers at all, they are known of going for the best quality, you are right in the case of the former Libyan, Iraqi, and Syrian armed forces. As for training, you are right, they used to be poorly trained before. But as for now they are actually doing a great job. KSA armed forced has conducted five drills with Pakistani, Omani, Sudanese, GCC, and USA armed forced since the beginning of 2013.

Military is not built mainly for war but rather for DETERRENCE and influence, if GCC had todays armies in 1990, Saddam wouldn't have had dared attacking them. KSA paid $500 bn to cover war expenses which they would have avoided if they had strong army at the time.
 

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It could be argued. The gulf states already have a strong enough defensive capability. But the $130 billion the gulf is spending could be used on developing its own heavy military industry.
 

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It could be argued. The gulf states already have a strong enough defensive capability. But the $130 billion the gulf is spending could be used on developing its own heavy military industry.
We are developing our heavy industrial capability, on our military deals there is something called offset agreement, that 40% of ALL spending the company will invest back in local companies, this also includes transfer of technology.
 

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It could be argued. The gulf states already have a strong enough defensive capability. But the $130 billion the gulf is spending could be used on developing its own heavy military industry.
Yes, they spend allot on buying stuff from abroad rather than investing in their defense sector. But developing decent self defense manufacturing capabilities is a long time process and GCC need those arms ASAP. Nevertheless, they started investing in their defense sectors, KSA is about to build whole arms industry cities and thousands of factories, UAE has made considerable milestones in this regard.
 

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