The United Arab Emirates land forces will receive the 1750 armored vehicle from NIMR Automotive, part of Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC).
That was announced by NIMR Automotive at last day of IDEX 2017 defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi. NIMR will deliver 1,500 JAIS 4×4 and 6×6 infantry fighting vehicles, as well as more than 150 HAFEET 630A artillery support vehicles and 115 AJBAN 440A vehicles equipped with anti-tank guided missile systems from 2018, it said in a statement.
The vehicles will be produced at NIMR’s new 37,500 sq m facility, the largest military vehicle manufacturing facility in the Middle East and North Africa.
The JAIS Family of Vehicles brings together forty years of experience in protected optimized mobility. The JAIS is the next generation of MRAP, providing essential balance between firepower, survivability, but with mobility for modern, conventional and asymmetric operations. Crew survivability is centred around a battle-proven “crew citadel” protection system, protecting against mine, IED and ballistic threats. The JAIS vehicle architecture supports multiple mission variants and equipment options, such as a full motorised infantry section, with a manned turret or remote weapon system.
The AJBAN 440A is a highly mobile 4×4 protected vehicle incorporating the latest technologies in ballistic and blast protection. Designed for the harshest environments, the vehicle offers exceptional off-road capability as well as unparalleled reliability and performance.
Due to the modular nature of the vehicle, it can be configured to suit a variety of operational roles and catering for various mission systems. This allows users to have a single fleet for a multitude of requirements whilst ensuring common logistic support and thereby lower the lifecycle cost.
The HAFEET Class of 6×6 vehicles provides a multi-purpose platform for all military requirements at 13,000 kg capacity from utility vehicles to fully protected patrol vehicles. A universal 6×6 chassis is utilised for a common logistic footprint for the user the user to minimise the burden of training, maintenance and spare parts management. All vehicles in the HAFEET Class can be protected, and specific protected models are included for crew survivability with fully tested and certified cabins.
The base platform utilises a six cylinder inline diesel engine producing 300hp in standard form, with 360hp available as an option. The fully automatic powershift transmission is mated to the NIMR two speed dropbox and provides drive to the NIMR fully independent double wishbone portal axles. This provides high ground clearance and, coupled with full differential locking and Central Tyre Inflation System, ensures outstanding tactical mobility.