IDEX 2021: Streit Group unveils its new NISR MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle
UAE-based company Streit Group unveils the NISR 4x4 MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) Vehicle at IDEX 2021, the International Land Defense Exhibition that was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
NISR MRAP vehicle at Streit Group booth during IDEX 2021, International Land Defense Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Picture source Army Recognition)
The NISR has been developed to primarily used as APC (Armored Personnel Carrier). It can carry a total of 10 military personnel including a crew of two with driver and commander as well as eight infantrymen with a seat configuration of 2+2+6. The design of the vehicle is standard with the powerpack at the front, crew in the middle and troops compartment at the rear. There are two doors at the front of the vehicle each with a small bullet-proof window and one firing port. The troops can enter and leave the vehicle via two doors located at the rear. Each side of the hull is fitted with four small bulletproof windows with a firing port in the lower part. A 3 or 5 doors configuration is available.
The NISR can be easily configured to conduct other missions as command and control vehicle, medical evacuation platform or forward observation vehicle.
The NISR can be fitted with a one-man manual turret armed with one machine gun up to 12.7mm machine gun or a 40mm automatic grenade launcher. The turret has a traverse of 360°. It can be also fitted with an RWS (Remote Weapon Station).
The NISR is a new generation of MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle fully designed and manufactured by Streit Group. The vehicle is designed to withstand improvised explosive device (IED) attacks and ambushes offering a high level of protection for the crew and troops. The design of the NISR is based on a V-shape monocoque hull construction to increase vehicle and crew survivability by deflecting an upward directed blast from a landmine (or Improvised Explosive Device) away from the vehicle, while also presenting a sloped armor face.
The NISR offers standard protection of STANAG 4569 Level 3 against the firing of small arms 7.62×51mm AP (Armor-Piercing) caliber and blast explosion of 8 kg of TNT under the center of the hull and the wheels. It can be fitted with add-on armor to reach STANAG 4569 Level 4 offering ballistic protection against 14.5mm machine gun and 10 kg of TNT under the center of the hull and the wheels.
The NISR is powered by a Cummins ISLE 8.9 Diesel Engine developing 450hp offering high speed in road condition and high level of mobility in all-terrain conditions. It has a fuel capacity of 500 liters.
The NISR can be fitted with a wide range of optional equipment including a CBRN overpressure system, smoke grenade launchers, self-recovery winch, fire suppression system, searchlights, and VHF/HF and satellite communication systems.