Czech Republic’s VOP CZ and NIMR Automotive have brought their latest collaborative military vehicle project, the NATO compliant NIMR 440N, to the 24th International Defense Exhibition MSPO, demonstrating the success of their strategic partnership.
MPSO is taking place from 05 to 09 September 2017 at Kielce, Poland.
With a long-standing reputation as a highly mobile, 4x4 protected vehicle that offers exceptional off-road capability, reliability and performance, the NIMR 440N has undergone a range of modifications to enable the vehicle to fully perform in cold weather conditions, in accordance with STANAG 2895 (-32°C to +55°C). Other system upgrades include EMC compliance to MIL-STD 416F to name but a few of the NATO Compliance requirements
Commenting on VOP CZ’s and NIMR’s attendance of MSPO, VOP Managing Director, Mr. Marek Spok said: “We are delighted to be able to display the results of our partnership with NIMR Automotive at the largest military exhibition in Central and Eastern Europe. The NIMR 440N caters to a number of requirements within the region and we look forward to showcasing this vehicle to a number of Armed Forces”.
The NIMR-VOP CZ partnership offers a compelling option for armed forces in Central and Eastern Europe as they embark on extensive modernization programs. The localized production of the NATO variant vehicles, combined with a strong after-sales support service at VOP’s manufacturing center in Czech Republic, will cater to increased demand as armored vehicle fleets are upgraded across the region.
Dr. Fahad Saif Harhara Al Yafei, CEO of NIMR Automotive, commented: “We are confident that through our collaboration with VOP CZ we can meet the armored fleet requirements for the V4 countries and beyond. That is why we have brought our vehicle collaboration to MSPO, to demonstrate that our offering can satisfy the new strategic demands in the region and the strong interest for this class of vehicle”.
VOP CZ already enjoyed a strong supplier relationship with NIMR Automotive, as a result of manufacturing the armored cabins for AJBAN 440A vehicles for over two years. This link provided the catalyst for expanding the engagement to market, manufacture and sell the full NIMR vehicle range in Central and Eastern Europe.
VOP CZ is a state enterprise established by the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic and its primary purpose is to fulfill the requirements of the Czech Armed Forces. It is mainly active in development, manufacture, repairs, servicing and modernization of ground military technology and it has manufactured 107 armored Pandur II vehicles for the Czech Armed Forces. Last year the company celebrated the 70th anniversary of its existence. Today it employs over 850 people and in 2016 it generated over CZK 1.3 billion in revenue.
NIMR Automotive, a subsidiary of the Emirates Defense Industry Company (EDIC) delivers highly capable wheeled military vehicles that are designed for the harshest environments, across a diverse scope of mission requirements.
NIMR’s range of desert-proven 4x4 and 6x6 vehicles are available in armored or non-armored configurations, with modular configurable crew capacity and payload, where protection and mobility is the focus of our design activities.
Through engineering innovation, comprehensive testing and implementation of the highest standards in design and manufacturing NIMR provides exceptional vehicle reliability and best-in-class desert performance to ensure the protection of the vehicle crews that use them.