company insight sponsored by nimr automotive
NIMR Automotive is a United Arab Emirates government owned military vehicle manufacturer in Abu Dhabi, producing a range of light and medium weight wheeled vehicles, and a member of government holding company ‘Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC)’.
NIMR Automotive has adapted to meet the requirements of military and internal security forces in this fast-changing modern conflict environment. In a relatively short time, we have become the leading manufacturer of military vehicles in the Middle East and North Africa region. With over 2,500 NIMR vehicles in active service with Armed Forces from nine nations, NIMRs have a proven their exceptional performance and protection in the harshest operational conditions in active conflict, without any fatalities to crew.
NIMR’s diverse and modular vehicle range is based on our unique 4x4 and 6x6 chassis or a monocoque hull design, providing users the option to adopt several variants from a common driveline, in either soft-skin and armoured configurations. NIMR provide a complete fleet solution from the small and light Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV) up to NIMR 6x6 MRAP (JAIS), our range of vehicles encompasses all end user mission requirements.
NIMR has three classes of military vehicles:
The AJBAN Class of 4x4 vehicles provides a multi-purpose platform for all military requirements, from utility vehicles to fully protected patrol vehicles. The AJBAN range is designed for exceptional mobility over diverse terrain to maintain a tactical advantage. Unlike militarised or up-armoured commercial vehicles, the AJBAN range is designed from the ground up and, as a result, have a greater product lifecycle than competitors. A universal 4x4 chassis is utilised for a common logistic footprint to minimise the burden of training, maintenance and spare parts management.
The HAFEET Class of 6x6 vehicles provides a multi-purpose platform for all military requirements, from utility vehicles to fully protected patrol vehicles. A universal 6x6 chassis is utilised for a common logistic footprint for the user to minimise the burden of training, maintenance and spare parts management. All vehicles in the HAFEET Class can be protected, and specific protected models are included for crew survivability with fully tested and certified cabins.
The JAIS Class of 4x4 and 6x6 mine protected multi-purpose vehicles bring together forty years of experience in protected mobility. The vehicle offers real survivability and tactical mobility in a rare balance that, together with significant internal volume and payload, enable multi-role application and allows multiple customisation options. The cross-over nature of this vehicle class makes it the ideal choice for deployment in the volatile and unpredictable modern day theatre.
Our engineering team brings a depth of military vehicle industry experience to the design of all our vehicles, using the latest materials and subsystems to meet the most demanding customer requirements. NIMR has grown its research and development division to bring cutting edge vehicles to market and advance the existing range. From addressing evolving operational requirements to incorporating customer feedback, field data and combat experience, NIMR offers its clients the latest developments to counter a wide range of threats. NIMR possesses a complete design capability, encompassing all aspects of military vehicle technology from driveline to protection systems. With a team of highly experienced military vehicle engineers drawn from around the world and using the latest design tools, NIMR engineering covers the full product lifecycle for military vehicles from conception to delivery and through-life support.
NIMR vehicles are designed to meet the most demanding duty-cycle requirement for on- and off-road performance in extreme environments. Unlike militarised commercial vehicles, NIMR vehicles are designed from the ground-up based on international military standards. As result, the service life of a NIMR vehicle spans 15 - 20 years, far longer than up-armoured commercial vehicles.
The modular design of NIMR vehicle platforms ensures that a variety of weapon and mission systems can be easily integrated, from basic pintle-mounted machine guns to fully remote weapon systems. Complete platform versatility enables NIMR to equip vehicles with the capabilities required for any operational scenario. This allows users complete control on the level of system customisation, aligning to existing capabilities or employing the next-generation technologies. In addition, our plug-and-play electronic architecture allows for the integration of C4I, ISTAR, ELINT, COMINT, SIGINT and user-specified communications systems.
Through comprehensive testing and trials, NIMR ensures that the vehicle range meets the latest international standards and is able to withstand the most arduous operational environments. NIMR is committed to providing Integrated Logistic Support (ILS), guaranteeing the availability of spare parts for a minimum of 15 years. Combined with a commonality of components across the vehicle ranges, ILS provides a reduced logistic footprint, lowering overall life-cycle cost. NIMR prides itself on consistently delivering the highest quality military vehicles and through-life support to our clients.
Armed Forces around the world face political and economic demands to develop indigenous industrial activity. This can be achieved through joint ventures for assembly and manufacture to full scale knowledge and technology transfer. NIMR has significant experience in forming partnerships to meet these demands. The longer-term benefit of these initiatives is realised in the development of skills, the creation of advanced engineering jobs and a sustainable manufacturing enterprise that is able to support customers with in-country capability.