Saturday, November 26, 2022

NIMR Automotive unveiled new N35 vehicles during the 45th UAE National Day celebrations

NIMR Automotive displayed its new N35 wheeled armoured combat vehicles at the at the Grandstand of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre the 45th UAE National Day celebrations which was held under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Shaikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Shaikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman; Shaikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah; Shaikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain, and Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah attended.

The grand ceremony was also attended by French President Francoise Hollande; Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi; Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi; Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and other foreign leaders.


The N35 4×4 and 6×6 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.

The N35-4 is a highly mobile 4×4 ballistic and blast protected vehicle. The mine protected motorised infantry vehicle offers a high protection level, power to weight ratio, modularity and payload capacity.

Length5,964 mm
Width2,700 mm
Height2,560 mm
Wheelbase3,350 mm
Payload4,300 kg
Gorss Weight18,500 kg
Crusing Range>700 km
Max. CrewDriver + Co-driver + 7
Ground Clearance443 mm
Approach/Departure Angle45˚/ 45˚
Maximum Speed105 km/h
Engine TypeCAT
Trasmission Type6-speed automatic, integrated retarder
Steering TypeHydraulically assisted
Brakes TypeWabco air actuated disc brakes
Fuel tank Capacity360 L
Maximum Torque1,850 Nm
Power kW-(hp)336 kW / 450 hp

The N35’s flexible architecture supports multiple mission vehicle variants; Reconnaissance, Patrol and Utility versions, and a 6×6 Fighting Vehicle. The N35 fleet provides a capability with the essential balance between firepower, survivability, mobility and cost for modern, conventional and asymmetric operations.
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