Abu Dhabi -- NIMR Automotive LLC, a military vehicle
manufacturer based in Abu Dhabi, UAE and a member of the Emirates Defence
Industries Company (EDIC), has expanded its range of vehicles with the N35
Multi-Role Protected Vehicle.
The N35 4x4 and 6x6 wheeled armoured combat vehicles are an
evolution of Denel Vehicle Systems’ (DVS) RG35, now under full ownership of
NIMR. NIMR continues to collaborate with DVS to enhance the design, performance
and capabilities of the vehicle range.
Vehicle features include a steel-armoured monocoque hull,
which can be provided with scalable levels of ballistic, mine blast and IED
protection. Given the continually evolving military environment, the addition
of this vehicle range to NIMR’s portfolio enables NIMR to exceed today’s
diverse mission requirements on a global basis.
CEO Dr Fahad Saif Harhara stated "We are delighted to
announce this new vehicle range to supplement the NIMR line-up. This highly
protected, modular platform provides exceptional performance across all
terrains and in all conditions to cater for a wide range of mission
requirements. The 4x4 and 6x6 variants complement our existing range, allowing
NIMR to expand beyond our traditional light-medium weight vehicle category into
the more highly protected, higher payload categories. Initial production and
trials have already begun with series production scheduled from Q4 2016."
As well as the commander, gunner and driver, the 4x4’s
optimised internal layout provides seven dismounts seated on individual
blast-attenuating seats. Crew can rapidly deploy via a large power operated
ramp at the rear. The vehicle can be fitted with a wide range of weapons
including an array of remote weapon station or two-person turrets.
The N35’s flexible architecture supports multiple mission
vehicle variants; Reconnaissance, Patrol and Utility versions, and a 6x6
Fighting Vehicle. The N35 fleet provides a capability with the essential
balance between firepower, survivability, mobility and cost for modern, conventional
and asymmetric operations. -end-