KPE to deliver more Arlan 4x4 armored vehicles to Kazakh army

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Defense has ordered another batch of Arlan armored vehicles from Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE), which will deliver them in 2021.
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John Craig, Executive Chairman of Paramount Land Systems Group, stated, “The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of security of supply during a global emergency. Now more than ever, governments are looking at the indigenization of industrial capabilities in a bid to reduce exposure to global market volatility and uncertainty. The portable manufacturing model that we have pioneered is designed for the creation of local manufacturing capabilities, anywhere in the world. This model has thrived in Kazakhstan, where we have established a localized hub for indigenous, high-tech manufacturing and high-skills training that has enhanced job creation while supporting the defense capabilities of the nation for future decades.

“Our Team at Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering is continuing their steadfast and rapid production of advanced land systems technologies that excel in the extreme conditions and complex requirements of the region. Having been in operation with the Kazakh Armed Forces for more than three years, the Arlan has been tried and tested, and proven for its outstanding protection, ruggedness and mobility,” Craig said.

Introduced during KADEX 2016, the Arlan Reconnaissance Patrol vehicle was designed in cooperation with Kazakhstan Aselsan Engineering LLP, which added new reconnaissance systems as well as a Stabilized Advanced Remote Weapon Platform (SARP) remote-controlled turret.

The Arlan 4x4 Armored Vehicle is based on the Marauder mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle produced by Paramount Group, located in South Africa. It has undergone testing in extreme conditions and environments across Kazakhstan; its continued winterization includes a new liquid heating system for the all-season-accommodating cabin (hosting a range of 100 degrees Celsius, from minus 50 to plus 50 Degrees Celsius).