Monday, 22 February 2021

IDEX-2021: The UAE-based company Calidus presents two new version of its WAHASH 8x8 armored vehicle.

 The UAE-based company Calidus presents two new version of its WAHASH 8x8 armored vehicle. One is fitted with a Russian-made BMP-3 IFV turret, the second is fitted with 105mm gun turret.


The WAHASH is multi-role 8×8 platform – developed to push the boundaries of mobility and protection both for land operations and amphibious capability. The WAHASH vehicle system is designed to operate under extreme weather, terrain and climatic conditions to enable mounted forces to complete their missions. Superior design elements allow for excellent payload capacity and protection allowances, whilst offering the full spectrum of world class systems, appropriate for various roles of the platform such as an Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) or other applications as required by end users.

Integrated with a modern, digital Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA), the addition of C4ISR systems are seamless. The WAHASH is designed to host large caliber weapon systems, including the 105mm gun turret , BMP-3 turret and numerous remote-controlled weapon stations. A driver, Commander, Gunner and 8 dismounts can be transported.

MAXIMUM SPEED - 130 km/h

ENGINE - 540 kW (724 HP)

RANGE - 750 km

PAYLOAD - 10,800 kg



Photo credit Amir Pharaoh

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