New details released on Egyptian MRAP

by Jeremy Binnie

The ST-100 mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle (MRAP) made by the Egypt-based International Marathon United Technologies (IMUT) is available in 10 modular variants, including ones armed with Chinese missiles, according to a promotional video from the manufacturer.

A still from the IMUT video shows the 10 variants of the ST-100.  (International Marathon United Technologies )

A still from the IMUT video shows the 10 variants of the ST-100. (International Marathon United Technologies )

Released by an unofficial source on 12 July, the IMUT video included computer-generated imagery (CGI) showing how the different mission modules can be changed in 45–60 minutes, with the powerpack being replaced in 25 minutes.

The anti-tank variant has a four-round launcher that raises from the rear compartment and appeared to be armed with the Poly Technologies GAM-102 anti-tank missile that uses an imaging infrared seeker to guide itself to its target. The IMUT video showed the missile being tested from a Dongfeng CSK141 light armoured vehicle but not an ST-100.

The precision attack missile variant was shown with two different types of weapon, one of which was seen labelled as the CM-501GA, another Poly Technologies product. The video included test footage that it said showed the missile hitting a target 41.3 km away with an accuracy of 0.12 m.

The other weapon resembled the CM-501XA loitering munition, which Poly Technologies says has an endurance of 30 minutes and a range of 70 km. Both the CM-501GA and CM-501XA can be carried in the same vertical launcher.

The CGI of the ST-100 mortar variant showed it with an 81 mm automated mortar system that did not appear to match a known Chinese product, although Norinco makes the Type 99 self-loading mortar.

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/new-details-released-on-egyptian-mrap

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