Kazakh military has received into service the first batch of new Arlan armoured, mine-protected vehicles. That was reported by mod.gov.kz.
The Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE) delivered vehicles under the agreement with Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In addition, the company engineers have trained personnel departments.
The Arlan armoured vehicle is based on the Paramount Marauder mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle platform.
The Arlan has been “fully adapted” to operate in temperatures ranging from -50°C to 50°C, said the ministry.
The Arlan is extremely flexible and can be configured as an equipped and armoured personnel carrier or – with the addition of appropriate weapon systems – an effective wheeled combat vehicle. It accommodates a crew of 2 in the front plus 8 fully equipped soldiers in the rear, and is available in a standard or stretched version, with various driveline and armour options.