Arabian Defence wins Jordan Army contract
Amman, May 8, 2014
Arabian Defence Industries (ADI), the new defence company set up by King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) and Paramount Group, Africa’s largest defence and aerospace business, has won a multi-million dollar contract from Jordan Army.
ADI said Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) has signed a major contract with the company for the production of 50 of the world’s most advanced rmoured combat vehicles which will be manufactured in Jordan.
The first tangible outcome of ADI will see the production of 50 of the South African developed Infantry Combat Vehicle the Mbombe, which represents the latest in armoured and land mine protected technology in the world.
The Mbombe is a six-wheeled vehicle that employs an innovative new form of construction offering outstanding protection, mobility and firepower. It is designed to provide unrivalled protection against landmines, IEDs, side blasts and RPG attacks, said the company in a statement.
Mbombe is the first vehicle in its class to use flat hull mine proteced technology, and the first to offer all-round protection against a variety of threats.
Ballistic protection is provided against 14.5 mm heavy machine gun rounds, while it offers similar levels of protection against 155 mm artillery burst. Level 4 mine protection is offered against 10kg mines detonating under the hull or wheels. Against IEDs, it can withstand a 50kg TNT blast, it added.-TradeArabia News Service