Mbombe armoured infantry fighting vehicle of Paramount has demonstrated its mobility at SOFEX 070514
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The Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference
6 - 8 May 2014
Paramount Group Mbombe at SOFEX 2014
|Mbombe armoured infantry fighting vehicle of Paramount has demonstrated its mobility at SOFEX.|
The South African Defense Company Paramount Group has demonstrated its new 6x6 armoured infantry fighting vehicle in live demonstration at SOFEX 2014, the Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference. Mbombe is a highly agile infantry fighting vehicle offering outstanding protection, mobility and fire-power. It is designed to provide unrivalled protection against landmines, IEDs, side blasts and RPG attacks.
Mbombe 6x6 armoured infantry fighting vehicle in live demonstration at SOFEX 2014, the Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference in Amman, Jordan.
This is achieved by revolutionary new technology that provides outstanding mine protection without resorting to the traditional V-shape design. The mine protected flat bottom hull reduces Mbombe's silhouette to under 2.4 meters, which delivers significant benefits in combat and against IED attacks. The vehicle comes as standard with a high level of protection against kinetic energy and blast attacks. It is fully qualified to STANAG specifications.
Mbombe is a flexible battlefield tool for both conventional, asymmetric warfare, counter terrorism and peacekeeping missions. It can be configured as an armoured personnel carrier or as highly effective armoured fighting vehicle mounting a heavy machine gun or automatic cannon/ remote weapon station. There is ample space for the driver, commander, gunner and 8 fully equipped infantrymen together with tools, ammunition and equipment.
The basic Mbombe model provides outstanding blast protection paired with world-class levels of protection against kinetic attack. The low silhouette offers a reduced target to enemy gunners and reduces the effect of side blasts/IEDs. The armoured hull provides excellent stopping power against ballistic attack (STANAG 4569 level 3 as standard) and anti-tank land mine explosions under its flat hull or under any wheel station (STANAG level 4a and 4b).
Anti-blast seats are designed to prevent injury to the crew from the extreme acceleration following an explosion beside or under the vehicle. Extra protection can be added in a modular manner to give defence against RPG, 14.5mm ballistic threats and specific threats to meet the user requirement.
Mbombe is designed with impressive power to retain its outstanding mobility characteristics even when combat laden-configured as an infantry fighting vehicle carrying a modern automatic cannon. The 6x6 vehicle is able to carry considerable payloads over all types of terrain without loss of mobility and the three axles provide excellent cross-country performance, delivering a highly versatile platform.