NIMR, the leading manufacturer of combat-proven wheeled military vehicles, has unveiled the second-generation of its AJBAN 4×4 and HAFEET 6×6 platforms at the 15th. edition of the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX 2021).
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 tonnes to 2.5 tonnes.
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.