Riyadh, KSA, 8th February2024 – NTGS, the manufacturer of the ALAKRAN mobile mortar system and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) defence conglomerate, ERAF, signed a partnership 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 is being showcased on ERAF stand XB5.
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 utilising 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,” said 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 defence industry”.