Saturday, December 10, 2022

UAE deployed newest Nimr N35 armoured personnel carriers to Yemen

The Union Defense Force (armed forces of the United Arab Emirateshas deployed its latest variant Nimr N35-4 highly mobile ballistic and blast protected vehicles to Yemen for the first time.

The new N35-4 armoured personnel carrier was spotted in Yemen during military operation near of the port city of Mokha on the Red Sea coast.

Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition on Tuesday took full control of the port city of Mokha on the Red Sea coast.


They carried out a three-front offensive after laying siege to the city. Scores of Houthi militias were killed or taken prisoner and others fled.

The UAE Armed Forces took part in land operations, provided firepower and lent air and intelligence support to the Yemeni resistance forces.

The N35-4 is a highly mobile 4×4 ballistic and blast protected vehicle developed by NIMR Automotive. 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

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