ABU DHABI — Tawazun Industrial Park (TIP), the industrial development arm of Tawazun Council, announced production of the first Emirati ammunition box “Kinana”, which is made of fully recyclable local materials.
Kinana Peta version was unveiled at Tawazun Council’s Chalet at IDEX 2023 in Abu Dhabi. The new product has several essential benefits, including a weight reduction of more than 68% when compared to traditional steel boxes, and built-in RFID Tag for tracking and control, and it was manufactured from local materials provided by Borouge within its distinct range of solutions that are used in the innovative advanced packaging sector.
Faiz Saleh Al Nahdi, Managing Director and CEO of TIP, stated, “Kinana project aligns with Tawazun Council’s future plans to support the UAE’s defense supply chains with innovative solutions. The project also seeks to enhance local content by manufacturing products made entirely in the country, in line with the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology’s initiative ‘Make it in the Emirates,’ which aims to boost Emirati industries and manufacturing and support national companies.”
“This is a significant step forward for the UAE in encouraging sustainability and environmental stewardship in the country. The manufacture of ‘Kinana’ is planned to begin soon, and the product is projected to have a big market influence,” he added.
Al Nahdi indicated, “Kinana is designed to meet military specifications, while remaining completely environmentally friendly. This lightweight plastic ammo box is created from local resources and is ideal for small, medium, and large arms, fireworks, explosives, countermeasures, flares, and weaponry.”
Kinana is totally recyclable and compatible with current steel boxes, engineered for low-noise handling and contact, and comes in a number of colours that are colour-coded based on ammunition type. Kinana has a net weight of 750g, a length of 305.5mm, a width of 154.7mm, and a height of 190mm.