IDEAS 2002 - Defence Exhibition

Pakistan's second International Defence Exhibition and Seminar, IDEAS 2002 was held in Karachi from 17th Spetember till 20th September. Exhibitors from more than 20 countries, including China, Turkey, USA, France, Ukraine, Italy, UK and Russian Federation, participated in the exhibition. In addition, more than 60 companies from Pakistan's Public and Private Sector defence manufacturing sector were present in the show.

 

106 mm Recoilless Rifle fitted with a 'Individual Served Night Vision Sight' AN/PVS-4A.

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Close-up of Pakistan Ordnance Factory (POF) manufactured anti-tank rounds on display. 

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New 125mm anti-tank DU round called NAIZA was being displayed by Al-Technique. The NAIZA is said to have a penetration of 550mm in RHA. It has been made compatible with Pakistani T-80UD tanks.

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Daudsons Armoury's AGL-40 has attracted the interest of many delegations from around the region.

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Al-Khalid was a major attraction at the IDEAS 2002.

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Al-Khalid front view showing Commanders Panoramic, Bi-axis stabilised, LRF, 2nd Generation IIT Hunter-Killer Capability Sight and Gunner's Integrated, Bi-axis Stabilised Day/Night, TI, LRF Sight.

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Side view of Al-Khalid.

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Al-Qaswa, SAKB and Mohafiz.

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Pakistani made Talha APC which is currently in production for Pakistan Army. 

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Pakistani T-59 upgraded tank known as Al-Zarrar.

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Al-Zarrar interior (Gunner Position).

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LDR-3 Laser Designator made by Al-Technique Corporation of Pakistan.

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KRL manufactured Baktar Shikan anti-tank missile. Baktar Shikan is described as a second generation anti-tank missile weapon system, which weighs 25kg making the system man-portable.  

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Model of PLZ45-155mm Gun Howitzer being marketed by NORINCO.

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Chinese SD-10 BVR missile and PL-9C models at IDEAS 2002.

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Front view of Command Post Carrier SAKB.

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Some of the anti-tank ammunition being manufactured and marketed by DGMP (Directorate General Munitions Productions).

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Another view of DGMP stall showing the Field Telephones.

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F-22P frigate model being displayed by CSTC (China Shipbuilding Trading Corporation).

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K-8 with its PAF pilot (notice the various SSM missiles in the background).

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KVITNYK guided artillery projectile with laser semi-active self-guidance was one of many items being marketed by Ukraine.

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Integrated Defence Systems (IDS) was displaying a large variety of UAV's/RPV's. The UAVís that are manufactured by IDS include, Vector Mk-I and Hornet Mk-5 and the aerial target RPVís include Nishan Mk-2, Nishan-Mk2TJ, TANGO and NX-1.

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Vector Mk-I has an effective range of 200 km, with an endurance of 4 hours and operating ceiling of 12,000 ft. Vector is equipped with sophisticated day/night vision & IR cameras backed by a communication system that is Jam-Resistant. Powered by a 25 BHP Twin Cylinder engine, Vector is capable of sending real-time imagery at speeds in excess of 200 km/hr. The airframe is made of composite materials, which reduces radar signature and provides easy assembly and disassembly of Vector.

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Nishan Mk-2 from IDS at the outdoor display area.

Nishan Mk-2 is a high speed aerial target for AA guns, SAMís and Air-to-Air missiles. Nishan Mk-2 can reach altitudes in excess of 16,000 feet with a speed exceeding 300km/hr. Nishan can carry up to 24 smoke and 16 flares and is capable of carrying out other payloads like Luneberg (signature enhancing) lenses, sea-skimming module and other important operational payloads.

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Nishan Mk-2TJ is a high speed Turbo Jet version of Nishan Mk-2. Powered by a dynamic 70 lbs static thrust full flow mini turbo jet engine, TJ can reach to staggering speeds in excess of 370 kms.

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IDS manufactured MOBILE CONTROL STATION (MCS) which provides the interface between the operators and the rest of the system (UAV's/RPV's). The MCS is based on a distribute computer control system. Several microcomputers are linked together by serial data commutation bus and each performs the functions determined by their respective software's. Three workstations, with identical hardware, provide the major part of the human interfaces which are as follows, Pilot Workstation, Observer Workstation, Commander Workstation, Peripheral Workstation.

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ROSE upgraded Mirage-V. Notice the Wide Angle HUD clearly visible from this front shot.

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COMPLEX IL220-U artillery locating radar being marketed by Ukrainian firm 'UKRSPETSEXPORT'.

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Al-Khalid giving a demonstration at Somiani on the last day of IDEAS 2002.

[Copyright: Zahid Hussein]

Another view of Al-Khalid after the Somiani demonstration.

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