SOFEX 2016

Thunder in the desert [SOFEX16D1]

10 May 2016

Canada’s family-owned Cambli Group (Hall 1, Stand C117), which has been manufacturing armoured trucks for more than 50 years, is displaying its Thunder 2 second-generation tactical vehicle on outdoor stand OD9.

Designed specifically for the weather and desert conditions in the Middle East, Thunder 2 is targeted at civilian protection and public security, fast tactical interventions and secure transport of dignitaries in conflict zones.

The version presented at SOFEX has been manufactured to meet the requirements of an undisclosed Middle Eastern client who, according to the company, was extremely satisfied with the vehicle. The client is stated to have compared the experience to going to a tailor and getting a custom-made suit that fits perfectly!

Available in 4x4, 6x6, APC, command post, ambulance and wrecker versions, Thunder 2 can carry a crew of 12 and travel at a top speed of 130km/h.

It is equipped with three totally independent extreme A/C cooling systems, tested at the highest desert temperatures of 60°C (140°F), and can be fitted with a high-capacity front blade for emergency road clearance and a high-power hydraulic battering ram.

The vehicle is certified to resist high-calibre weapons, armoured piercing bullets, and has a V-shaped blast protection hull.

Cambli Group is in the final stages of signing contracts for the Thunder 2 with several Middle Eastern countries.

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