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Idex 2023: UAE launches first fully recyclable lightweight ammunition box – News

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Kinana Lightweight Plastic Ammo Cases are made from local sources and are ideal for small, medium and large weapons, fireworks, explosives, countermeasures, flares and weapons


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published: Friday, February 24, 2023 at 2:32 pm

Last updated: Friday, February 24, 2023 at 2:43 pm

The first UAE ammunition box, dubbed the Kinana, has been unveiled and is made from fully recyclable local materials.

At the Idex 2023 defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi, Tawazun Industrial Park (TIP), the industrial development arm of the Tawazun Council, showcased the new lightweight product, which is more than 68% lighter than conventional steel boxes.

project. Faiz Saleh Al Nahdi, Managing Director and CEO of TIP, emphasized that the Kinana project is in line with the Tawazun Council’s plans to support the UAE’s defense supply chain through innovative solutions in the future.

“The project aims to increase local content by making products fully manufactured in the country, which is in line with the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology’s ‘Make it in the Emirates’ initiative, which aims to boost industry and manufacturing in the UAE and support the country’s company,” Alnahdi said.

Kinana has a built-in radio frequency identification (RFID) tag for tracking and control and is manufactured from local materials supplied by Borouge in Abu Dhabi.

“This is a major step forward for the UAE in encouraging sustainability and environmental stewardship in the country. The Kinana has been designed to meet military specifications while remaining completely eco-friendly. Manufactured from local resources, this lightweight plastic ammunition box is very Ideal for small, medium and large weapons, fireworks, explosives, countermeasures, flares and armament.”

Al Nahdi noted that the manufacturing of Kinana is planned to start soon and the product is expected to have a huge market impact.

Fully recyclable and compatible with current steel cartridges, the Kinana is designed for low noise handling and contact and comes in a variety of colours, color coded according to ammunition type. Kinana has a net weight of 750g, a length of 305.5mm, a width of 154.7mm, and a height of 190mm.

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