Jordan armed forces to sign a contract for production of 50 Mbombe armoured fighting vehicles 080514

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Defence & Security News - Jordan

 
 
Thursday, May 8, 2014 04:21 PM
 
Jordan armed forces to sign a contract for production of 50 Mbombe armoured fighting vehicles.
Arabian Defence Industries (ADI) the new joint venture between KADDB Investment Group (KIG), the commercial and investment arm for the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) and its affiliates, and Paramount Group, Africa’s largest defence and aerospace business, is thrilled to announce that the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) have signed a major contract with ADI for the production of 50 the world’s most advanced armoured combat vehicles to be manufactured in Jordan.
     
Arabian Defence Industries (ADI) the new joint venture between KADDB Investment Group (KIG), the commercial and investment arm for the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) and its affiliates, and Paramount Group, Africa’s largest defence and aerospace business, is thrilled to announce that the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) have signed a major contract with ADI for the production of 50 the world’s most advanced armoured combat vehicles to be manufactured in Jordan.
Mbombe 6x6 armoured infantry fighting vehicle at SOFEX 2014 Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference in Amman, Jordan.
     

The first tangible outcome of Arabian Defence Industries (ADI) will see the production of 50 of the South African developed Infantry Combat Vehicle the Mbombe, which represents the latest in armoured and land mine protected technology in the world. The Mbombe is a six-wheeled vehicle that employs an innovative new form of construction offering outstanding protection, mobility and firepower. It is designed to provide unrivalled protection against landmines, IEDs, side blasts and RPG attacks.

Mbombe is the first vehicle in its class to use flat hull mine proteced technology, and the first to offer all-round protection against a variety of threats. Ballistic protection is provided against 14.5mm heavy machine gun rounds, while it offers similar levels of protection against 155mm artillery burst. Level 4 mine protection is offered against 10kg mines detonating under the hull or wheels. Against IEDs, it can withstand a 50kg TNT blast.

 

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