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Pakistan to Supply Anza Mark-II MANPADS to Ukraine

Pakistan to Supply Anza Mark-II MANPADS to Ukraine

Air Defense MANPADS Military assistance Pakistan Ukraine

Pakistan-made Anza Mark-II portable anti-aircraft missile systems are being prepared for Ukraine.

The Economic Times reported about this, citing its own sources.

Pakistani air defense equipment will be delivered through Poland.

It is reported that in February, Poland signed a memorandum of understanding with the Pakistani side on the supply of defense equipment to Kyiv.

Polish PHU Lechmar LLC will act as an intermediary buyer, while Canada-based Tradent Global Solutions will act as an intermediary consultant.

In addition, Pakistan is in the process of exporting Anza Mark-II portable anti-aircraft missile systems to Poland for transfer to Kyiv.

Пакистанський переносний зенітно-ракетний комплекс Anza Mark-II. 2008 рік. Фото: military-history.fandom.com

Millennium Technologies of Karachi and Omida Sea and Air of Poland are negotiating a transportation agreement.

The Anza air defense system was developed by the Pakistani Institute of Industrial Control Systems (IICS).

As Pakistan seeks to become self-reliant in the complex field of defense production, IICS has become one of Pakistan’s leading defense corporations.

The Anza MK-1, Anza MK-2 and Anza MK-3 MANPADS have a fire range of 4, 5 and 6 km, respectively.

Basic versions:

  • Anza Mk-I: Pakistan’s first MANPADS for use by the Pakistan Army. It is believed that China was involved in the development, and the design is similar to the Soviet Strela-2 MANPADS;
  • Anza Mk-II: third generation based on Chinese QW-1 MANPADS;
  • Anza Mk-III: based on Chinese-made QW-2 MANPADS.
Пакистанський переносний зенітно-ракетний комплекс Anza Mark-II. 2004 рік. Фото: defencetalk.com

Recall that recently it became known that Ukrainian gunners began to use Yarmuk rockets made in Pakistan. The Ukrainian military also uses Pakistani 122mm projectiles for Soviet-made artillery. In particular, the 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery systems of Ukrainian forces are equipped with Pakistani projectiles.

Air Defense MANPADS Military assistance Pakistan Ukraine