Friday, August 31, 2012

South African Company IAD and Saudi Groups will unveil Nyoka Mk2 armoured vehicle at defence exhibition AAD 2012

South Africa's Industrial and Automotive Design (IAD) and Saudi Groups joint venture will launch the mine-protected armoured personnel carrier (APC) Nyoka Mk2 at the African Aerospace and Defence (AAD) show to be held from the 19 -23 September 2012 in Pretoria, South Africa.

The vehicle is essentially the same as the Masmak APC unveiled by Saudi Groups last year, but will be marketed in Africa as the Nyoka Mk 2.

The Masmak/Nyoka Mk 2 is a 4x4 vehicle designed to offer a unique mix of mobility, protection and affordability.

The Masmak was unveiled in 2011 by the SAUDI GROUPS, a private Saudi Arabian company specialized on military armoured vehicles and security systems.

According to IAD, the 15-tonne APC can carry 2 tonnes and is powered by a 450 hp six-cylinder diesel that provides a 30 hp/tonne power-to-weight ratio, which translates into acceleration (10.5 seconds to 60 km/h) and high top (150 km/h) and cruising (120 km/h) speeds. A more powerful 530 hp diesel engine can also be supplied. 


  1. As stated by IADSA at the show, this vehical is totally designed and made in South Africa,,the Saudi elements in it is only user requirments and funding.
    Saudi Groups is marketing it in the middle east.

    1. This is not true. the Masmak is a joint venture between Saudi Groups and IADSA and it is owned by both 50/50.
      The article is correct 100%



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