Middle East debut for Marauder at IDEX


With a number of challenging issues facing the Middle East, the Paramount Group is confident it can provide solutions, and will have these on show at the IDEX 2013 defence exhibition.

Included in its portfolio is the Marauder Patrol that will make its regional debut at the Abu Dhabi exhibition.
“It is particularly well suited to police and special forces needing an agile and speedy response vehicle for use in tough environments while providing protection from grenades and AK-47 rounds,” Paramount executive chairman Ivor Ichikowitz said.

Expanding on the Group’s decision to use IDEX as a major showcase for its products he said that, “A lot has happened in the Middle East with the Arab Spring and the war in Syria dominating international headlines last year and there are still many challenging security issues in the region.
“In particular, governments there are faced with the triple challenge of monitoring long and porous borders, fighting terrorism and controlling civil unrest, often simultaneously. Each of these challenges requires a tailored response and our range of solutions are designed to meet the diverse challenges of security in the region.”

Apart from the Marauder, Paramount will also have the Maverick (for internal security), the Mbombe (for advanced infantry combat) and the South African designed AHRLAC for reconnaissance on show at the massive military and defence exhibition in the United Arab Emirates city.

It is expected the newest personnel addition to Paramount, recently appointed group executive and special advisor to Ichikowitz, former South African Air Force Chief Lieutenant General (ret) Carlo Gagiano will also be at IDEX.