New armoured vehicle to be unveiled at AAD


A joint venture between Saudi Groups and South Africa’s Industrial and Automotive Design (IAD) will unveil the Noyka Mk 2 armoured vehicle at the Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition later this month.

The Nyoka Mk 2 mine-protected armoured personnel carrier (APC) will be marketed throughout Africa by the joint venture. It was first unveiled by Saudi Groups in 2011 as the Masmak, reports Janes.

The APC is a 4×4 vehicle powered by a 450 hp six-cylinder diesel, giving a top speed of 150 km/h and a cruising speed of 120 km/h. A more powerful 530 hp diesel engine can also be supplied. Standard range is 700 km.

A 12.7 mm machine gun turret is mounted on the roof, and is equipped with a 40 mm grenade launcher mounting. In addition, the APC has 12 firing ports.

The 15 tonne vehicle features all-round protection against 7.62 mm calibre ammunition and can withstand anti-tank mine blasts directly under the hull or under any wheel.

The Masmak/Nyoka Mk 2 can carry 2 tonnes of payload or nine fully equipped troops in addition to the driver and commander.