Streit to have big presence at AAD following largest ever order from North Africa


Streit Group will be promoting its armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) and other armoured vehicles at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition next week.

This follows a record order earlier this year for 480 riot control vehicles for a North African customer. The 480 vehicles, ordered in June, will enter service in early 2015 and will be built at Streit’s Ras Al Khaimah factory in the United Arab Emirates, which is one of Streit’s 12 production facilities worldwide.

The company said its strong reputation, relationships and success in Africa and the Middle East have been central to it becoming the world’s leading privately owned manufacturer of armoured vehicles.

During AAD, between 17 and 21 September, Streit will highlight its Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) solutions it believes best suit Africa’s needs, such as the Cougar (which Streit claim is the lowest-priced Level B6 APC on the market) and the Spartan Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV). The Typhoon will be one of the MRAP vehicles on display, and visitors’ attention will be drawn to performance-enhancing features such as its independent suspension system.

Typhoon, Varan, Warrior and Shrek models, which were recently launched at Eurosatory 2014, will make their African debut. Streit Group’s Scorpion, tested and certified to STANAG Level 3 blast protection standard and now ready for STANAG Level 4 testing, will be available at the exhibition.

The Varan is a 6×6 APC giving protection against IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices), landmines, sideblasts and RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade) attacks. The Warrior is offered with an integrated anti-tank guided missile system and protection against threats such as ballistic assaults, mines and grenades while the Typhoon MRAP was developed and built to withstand attacks, including ballistic arms fire, mines and IEDs.
“We are very familiar with the challenges faced by customers in the region, and the need to counter the many threats to human lives,” said Streit Group Chief Executive Guerman Goutorov. “We understand especially the need for vehicles to protect against mines and other explosives – and the fact that those vehicles must be provided quickly. Our record shows that we not only provide armoured vehicles in the shortest of timescales, but we do so at the most competitive price.”

More than 12 000 Streit Group armoured vehicles have been deployed by civilian and military customers around the globe. “We are committed to providing the best and most cost-effective protection solutions to our customers, and our commitment can be seen to have paid off by the fact that everyone who has ever been involved in an incident while travelling in a STREIT vehicle has survived the attacks,” Goutorov said.

Streit Group specialises in armouring and provides up-armouring and armoured vehicles independently, or in partnership with OEMs. The company’s vehicles have served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Streit’s growing portfolio includes personal protection vehicles, cash-in transit vehicles, heavy-duty cash-in-transit trucks, law-enforcement vehicles and vehicles for military tactical units. Armouring can also be provided for existing civilian platforms such as custom-built luxury sedans and SUVs.