May 29, 2018 (BE2C2) — The military industrial complex of Pakistan has signed a deal to export locally manufactured light armored vehicles called ‘Interceptor’ to Bahrain.
Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) — a defense industrial complex which manufactures and rebuilds tanks and armored personnel carriers for the military — will be making six Interceptors for the Bahrain National Guards.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between HIT’s chief Lt Gen Muhammad Naeem Ashraf and Lt Gen Mohammed Bin Isa Al Khalifa, the brother of Bahrain’s King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, reported Dawn citing sources. They said the vehicles were built for the civil armed forces to control limited violence and internal security.
Pakistan is manufacturing and selling weapons to over 40 countries, bringing in substantial amount of foreign exchange annually and aims to rid itself of foreign dependence in the defense industry.
Last year, Army Chief Gen. Bajwa inaugurated a workshop for rebuilding the Ukrainian T-80UD tanks.