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Kazakhstan will start assembling the modern armored vehicle «Barys» 8×8

On joint venture, “Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering” LLP with a South African company will start assembling the modern armored vehicle «Barys» 8×8.

It is reported by the analytical Military News Agency “Military informant“.

It is assumed that the first prototype will be shown to the public during the international military exhibition «KADEX», which will be held from 2 to 5 June 2016 in Astana.


The new armored vehicle «Barys» 8×8 is a modern vehicle, which provides superior protection, mobility and firepower. Armored hull provides ballistic protection level 3 STANAG and mine protection is provided at 4a and 4b STANAG.

The joint venture, Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering, was formed last year and will produce three types of vehicles: the mine-resistant armor-protected “Arlan,” the armored police vehicle “Nomad,” and the infantry fighting vehicle “Barys.” (These are local variations of Paramount’s Marauder, Maverick, and Mbombe 8×8, respectively.)


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