DongFeng Mengshi GEN-III CSK-182 4x4 Armoured Personnel Carrier
DongFeng Mengshi GEN-III CSK-182 4x4 Armoured Personnel Carrier

Pakistan Army Inducts New DongFeng Mengshi GEN-III CSK-182 4×4 Armoured Personnel Carrier

The Pakistan Army has inducted the DongFeng Mengshi GEN-III CSK-182 4×4 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC). Dongfeng Mengshi is a family of 4×4 MRAP/off-road vehicles developed by Dongfeng Motor Group. Early generations of the vehicle are license-built Hummer H1, while later generations of the vehicles are of indigenous design. Dongfeng Mengshi generally follows the trend of American military requirements. For example, CSK-141 is the Chinese equivalent of an armor-plated reinforced Humvee, while CSK-181 is the Chinese equivalent of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

DongFeng Mengshi GEN-III CSK-182 4x4 Armoured Personnel Carrier
DongFeng Mengshi GEN-III CSK-182 4×4 Armoured Personnel Carrier

The Mengshi CSK-182 is the new generation of light tactical vehicle developed by Dongfeng for PLA. The vehicle is the shorter version of CSK-181 with six seats including one driver and one weapon station operator. The variant has improved satellite communication capability, longer range night-vision cameras and most importantly, Mine-Resistant Ambush Protection capability. All CSK-182 are equipped with a remote-controlled turret, which can be mounted with machine guns, anti-tank missile and grenade launchers. The vehicle has a top speed of 120 km/h and an autonomy of 600 kilometers. It weighs around 8 tons.

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DongFeng Mengshi GEN-III CSK-182 4x4 Armoured Personnel Carrier
DongFeng Mengshi GEN-III CSK-182 4×4 Armoured Personnel Carrier

Dongfeng Mengshi is a family of 4×4 MRAP/off-road vehicles developed by Dongfeng Motor Group. Dongfeng Motor Group Co., Ltd. known also as DFG is a Chinese holding company based in Wuhan, Hubei. Its H shares were listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Dongfeng Motor Group formed several joint ventures with other foreign automobile makers, namely Luxgen, Honda, Renault-Nissan and Stellantis (which created by the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA). Dongfeng Motor Group (then known as Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd.) was incorporated on 18 May 2001 as a special purpose vehicle for debt-to-equity swap of Dongfeng Motor Corporation.

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