UAE unveils N35 vehicles
Written by defenceWeb, Thursday, 08 December 2016
The vehicles were seen at the UAE’s 45th National Day parade on 5 December. They were 4x4 N35-4 versions fitted with Dynamic Noble FeWaS remote weapon stations. Also seen was the NIMR Ajban-class Special Operations Vehicle (SOV).
The N35 started life as the BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa (LSSA) RG35, before the company was taken over by Denel to become Denel Vehicle Systems (DVS). The design was subsequently sold to NIMR, which is manufacturing the vehicle as the N35 in the UAE. The company is producing both 4x4 and 6x6 versions.
In November 2015 Denel announced a R900 million contract with NIMR over the development and supply of the N35. It is believed the contract covers initial production in South Africa and subsequent production in the UAE – in June NIMR said the N35 was in production at Tawazun Industrial Park in the UAE (60% of NIMR was acquired by Tawazun Holdings in 2010).
Denel Vehicle Systems also received a contract for 24 RG31 mobile mortar platforms from the UAE. The first of these was shipped in July this year. Denel Vehicle Systems said the 24-vehicle order follows on the successful delivery of 73 vehicles that are already in service with the UAE Armed Forces.
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The RG35 was launched in 2009 and since then evolved into the 4x4 RPU (Recce Patrol Utility), IFV (6x6 Infantry Fighting Vehicle) and the 4x4 MIV (Motorised Infantry Vehicle). The 6x6 version was launched at the 2012 Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition and features an 8.5 ton payload with seating for up to 14 crewmembers.
The Ajban SOV displayed earlier this week is a light, long-range reconnaissance vehicle that can be transported by helicopter. The vehicle is designed to be highly mobile in all terrains, and features a roof-mounted machinegun.
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