A private Pakistani company Blitzkrieg Defense, have developed the new HAMZA 8×8 multi-role combat vehicle and plans to publicly unveil at 9th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS).
The HAMZA is a multi-purpose 8×8 armoured vehicle in the category of MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected). HAMZA can be used as a platoon strength troop carrier, 14 dismounts and a commander and driver and can also be configured as a command and control platform, forward observation vehicle or in a convoy support role.
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 vehicle has a wheelbase 8×8 and a maximum operating weight of 15 tonnes. The vehicle is protected to Level 4 STANAG 4569 and can be fitted with additional ceramic and composite add-on armor plates.