ERAF & NTGS Sign Agreement for Local Manufacturing of ALAKRAN System in KSA

The agreement is expected to help boost the economy through locally sourced parts and manpower, and ERAF will exclusively market ALAKRAN in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) with the intent to supply the KSA Armed Forces By Defense Advancement / 12 Feb 2024
ERAF & NTGS Sign Agreement for Local Manufacturing of ALAKRAN Mobile Mortar System in KSA
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NTGS, the manufacturer of the ALAKRAN mobile mortar system and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) defense conglomerate, ERAF, have signed an agreement to manufacture and integrate the ALAKRAN on a suitable vehicle platform, locally in the KSA.

In line with Saudi Vision 2030, the agreement will help boost the economy through locally sourced parts and manpower. With ERAF taking the lead, the local enterprise will exclusively market ALAKRAN in the KSA with the intent to supply the KSA Armed Forces.

The agreement was signed by Juan Carlos Estrella, CEO of NTGS, and Fahad Al-Ameel, Vice-President of ERAF at the World Defence Show, held between 4-8 February 2024, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where the ALAKRAN was also being showcased.

ALAKRAN is a versatile and resilient system, engineered with mission-critical capabilities to counter the key tactical challenges encountered on the high intensity modern battlefield.

The fully digital and automated mortar system is user-friendly and proven to be effective in a broad spectrum of operational environments including urban, desert, forest, mountainous and snow. ALAKRAN is combat-proven and currently ‘in-service’ in several active war zones around the globe. It can easily be integrated onto almost any 4×4 vehicle with a minimum 2-ton payload, and out-performs competitors by utilizing patented technological breakthroughs to deliver superior mobility, precision, accuracy, firepower, and crew safety.

NTGS Chairman, Julio Estrella said; “This agreement with ERAF will usher in a new chapter for ALAKRAN in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We have made an unwavering commitment to our partner and the local economy to further develop and manufacture the system using locally sourced parts and resources to meet the requirements of the Kingdom’s Armed Forces.”

“We look forward to strengthening this partnership further,” added Abdullah Al-Ameel, Chairman of ERAF. “ALAKRAN is a globally in-demand and combat-proven system, and our agreement with NTGS aligns with our dedication to support the current vision of the Kingdom by delivering global competitive advances in the local defense industry.”

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