NIMR, the leading manufacturer of combat-proven wheeled military vehicles, is set to unveil the second-generation of its AJBAN 4x4 and HAFEET 6x6 platforms at the upcoming edition of the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX 2021), scheduled to run from 21 to 25 February 2021 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. With these launches, the company continues to push the boundaries in terms of technical excellence, dynamic performance, and modular structural design.
Featuring advanced blast mitigation and ballistic protection, the new platforms provide high levels of protection in the harshest of environments. Designed and engineered to meet the most demanding duty-cycle requirements, the monocoque architecture offers a higher degree of body rigidity that contributes to greater agility and responsiveness.
The MK2 versions boast enhanced maintainability with a significantly reduced timeframe required to remove a vehicle's powerpack – down from 10 hours to just 20 minutes. To ensure vehicles are equipped to endure any operating scenario, maximum payload capacity has doubled from 1.2 tons to 2.5 tons.
Recently, NIMR successfully conducted the first landmine blast tests, in line with international standards, in the UAE desert in collaboration with sister company LAHAB. The tests were done to demonstrate the effectiveness of the protection levels offered by the AJBAN MK2 armoured tactical vehicle. Owing to the superior monocoque design, the vehicle remained intact during both of these powerful blasts. The second-generation vehicles’ high levels of protection provide an added advantage rarely available in other leading armoured vehicles in this class.
In addition to the improvements in the performance and design, NIMR has incorporated the latest technologies and electronic architecture into its vehicles. Complete platform versatility enables NIMR to modify platforms – even mid production – to meet field data, combat experience, and evolving operational requirements of customers.
Speaking on the occasion, Abri du Plessis, CEO, NIMR, said: “Building a second-generation product that outshines the first is only possible to achieve when you learn from experience and listen to your customers, whilst keeping an eye on market and technological developments. We look forward to our participation at IDEX 2021 and aim to showcase our cutting-edge product line that is the outcome of years of hard work and vision. We are confident that our latest platform ranges will help us build on our achievements spanning more than two decades to ensure the sustainability of NIMR in the years to come.”
Established in 2000, NIMR vehicles are recognised for their battle-tested versatility, ruggedness and performance, and are built at state-of-the-art facilities in compliance with international military standards. NIMR vehicles are designed to meet the most demanding duty cycle requirement for off-road performance and its specialist applications provide market-leading vehicle mobility, crew safety and reliability over life in-service. The company’s extensive testing regimen gives soldiers the confidence they require during the most gruelling missions, under highly demanding conditions.
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