Bin Jabr, Libya ink deal for 120 NIMRs
Abu Dhabi, February 25, 2009
Bin Jabr Group has signed an agreement with the Libyan government to manufacture and deliver 120 NIMR 4x4 multimission combat platforms to the Libyan Armed Forces, according to Idex news.
The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex) 2009, currently running at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition centre, will end tomorrow (February 26).
Saeed Al Suwaidi, chairman and CEO of Bin Jabr Group stated that after years of testing the vehicles in the various climates of the Arabian Peninsula and Africa, the first batch of NIMR 4x4 (1) & (2) are under final production and will be delivered within the next three months.
Bin Jabr, which began its operations in 1974 in the UAE, has since then branched out in China in the East to the US in the West, through India, the Middle East, Russia, Europe and Africa.
The group has a 6,000-strong employee base worldwide, and its businesses include import and sale of trucks, heavy equipment, airport support and marine equipment, electrical and electronic machinery, industrial and oil equipment, food and beverage; manufacture of garments, manufacture of heavy vehicles, construction and engineering services, joint ventures and sponsoring of foreign companies.
NIMRs are high mobility multi purpose wheeled vehicles, with the new generation of 4x4 tactical, multi-purpose vehicles designed and built in the Middle East.
They are intended for replacement of existing 4x4 light tactical vehicles with in the Middle East and elsewhere. While claiming an excellent off-road performance, NIMRs can attain a road speed of more than 130 km per hour. They are typically used for long range operations in excess of 700 km. – TradeArabia News Service