Kazakh Company Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE) has announced programmes to supply Arlan 4×4 multi-role armoured wheeled vehicles to Uzbekistan.
According to information published by the KEP CEO Erbol Salimov, Uzbekistan expressed interest in the new Kazakh Arlan multi-role armoured wheeled vehicles. The vehicle will be tested by Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Defence.
“Arlan” is a multi-role MRAP (mine resistant ambush protected ) type mine-protected armored vehicle. Vehicles of this type have high road clearance, V-shaped bottom, can withstand debris and dissipate energy of blast.
“Arlan” has a high mine protection equivalent to STANAG Level 3 A and 3 B – which is equal to the blast of 8kg in TNT equivalent under each wheel and same under the hull, 50 kg in TNT equivalent at a distance of 5 m.
The vehicle can withstand shots from any small arms with 7.62 mm caliber armor-piercing rounds, Dragunov sniper rifle and 12.7 mm caliber NATO standard rounds .