UAE to purchase African Mbombe 4
- February 19, 2019
United Arab Emirates will buy Mbombe 4 × 4 armoured personnel vehicles, manufactured by the Paramount Group of the South African Company.
The Mbombe 4×4 completes the highly advanced Mbombe family of combat vehicles, designed to optimally meet the increasing demand for outstanding protection, yet versatility in conventional and asymmetric warfare, counter terrorism and peacekeeping missions.
Founder and Executive Chairman of Paramount Group, Ivor Ichikowitz, stated: “The UAE is one of the most sophisticated procurement markets of defence equipment in the world. We are very privileged that our newly launched, next generation armoured vehicle has been selected by the UAE’s Armed Forces. We are very proud of our strong partnership and are committed to strengthening this long into the future. We are dedicated to developing advanced defence capabilities and next generation technologies which will support our regional partners.”
The platform offers very high levels of ballistic and mine protection (e.g. crew compartment STANAG 4569-Level 3, blast protection STANAG 4569-Level 4a & 4b) and protection against a 50kg TNT side blast or IED/roadside bomb. Its applique armour packages can provide higher levels of ballistic protection (up to level 4) and mine protection as required by the customer.