IDEX 2019 is the venue for the first showing of the Ajban 447A (4x4) multi-role armoured vehicle (MRAV) by NIMR Automotive LLC (Emirates Defence Industries Company Stand 05-A05).
According to the company, the Ajban 447A has been designed to undertake a wide range of specialist military roles to provide a high level of survivability, mobility and firepower.
The diesel engine compartment is at the front and, to the immediate rear of this, is the fully enclosed and well protected crew compartment extending to the rear.
In addition to the commander and driver, the Ajban 447A can carry five dismounts; all crew members are provided with blast-attenuating seats. The crew can rapidly enter and leave via two doors on either side. An independent suspension system is fitted to provide a high level of cross-country mobility, and a central tyre inflation system allows the driver to adjust the tyre pressure to suit the terrain being crossed.
A key feature of the Ajban 447A is that it has a scalable level of ballistic, mine blast and improvised explosive device (IED) protection, and bullet-/splinter-proof windows are provided for enhanced situational awareness. The vehicle can be fitted with a wide range of weapon systems to meet specific operational requirements and is being shown at IDEX with the Platt MR550 shielded ring mount armed with a Dillon Aero 7.62mm M134D Minigun and the Lacroix Automated Obscurance System (AOS), which includes sensors and banks of grenade launchers.
General manager Ali Al Mansoori said: “This 4x4 complements our existing range, allowing NIMR to expand beyond our current four-crew light- to medium-weight vehicle configuration into increased capacity with a multi-role capability.”