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IDEX 2023: Egypt takes COTS route for protected vehicles

24th February 2023 - 06:00 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in Abu Dhabi

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The Egyptian Temsah-4 protected vehicle is based on a Mercedes-Benz chassis and is shown here fitted with a roof-mounted Eagle remote weapon station. (Photo: author)

The Temsah-4 armoured vehicle is based on a Mercedes-Benz chassis to reduce through-life costs and features scalable protection levels.

The Egyptian Engineering Industrial Complex has developed a range of protected mobility vehicles called Temsah, which are based on proven commercial-off-the-shelf chassis to reduce lifecycle costs.

Shown at IDEX 2023 was the Temsah-4 based on a Mercedes-Benz 1725 Atego 4x4 chassis, with a maximum gross vehicle weight of 15t of which 4t is payload.

The front-mounted power pack consists of a 245hp diesel engine coupled to an automatic transmission which gives a maximum road speed of up to 95km/h.

In addition to the commander and driver it can carry six dismounts, with options including blast-attenuating seats, runflat tyres and a

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Christopher F Foss

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Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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