The Kenyan army has obtained 110 armored vehicles from Turkey for seventy million dollars . These vehicles provide protection to soldiers from all kinds of weapons and can save their lives in adverse circumstances - they also have an automatic weapon installed .
Till when will we keep celebrating other's historical achievements or progress in defense production? I find it hard to believe that a country that developed weapons of mass destruction and many delivery systems could not produce quality APCs for COIN ops. What is missing is the will to indigenize platforms and solutions. Even when we get ToT clauses added to our defense deals, we do not innovate to develop the transferred technology further. Instead of doing the hard work ourselves, this attitude of buying goodies is unsustainable, especially with such a poor economy that shows little promise for sustainable growth in the medium term.
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Update on Pakistan Navy: MILGEM Class Corvette
New photos of Warship No.1 of the Pakistan Navy’s under construction MILGEM-Class Guided Missile & Air Defence Corvettes. 4 heavy corvettes are being built, two in Karachi and two in Istanbul, in a $1.5 Billion deal with Turkey. The Pakistan Navy’s MILGEM class are 3000-tonne multirole Guided Missile Corvettes, configured for Anti-Air, Anti-Surface and Anti-Submarine Warfare. The warships will feature 16 MDAS VLS cells, armed with Albatros NG (CAMM-ER) SAMs with a range of over 60 kilometres.
The primary Anti Ship weapon will be two tri-cell launchers for the Pakistani Harbah Land Attack/Anti-Ship cruise missile with a range of 700 kilometres, a main 76 mm Super Rapid naval gun and two tri-cell torpedo launchers and 2 x 25 mm Aselsan STOP machine guns. The ship will also feature a Close In Weapons System (CIWS: Aselsan Gokdeniz) for terminal and point air defense as well as a helicopter deck and hangar.