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 include a range of highly mobile 4x4 protected and soft-skin vehicles incorporating the latest technologies in ballistic and blast protection. Designed for the harshest environments, the vehicle offers exceptional off-road capability as well as unparalleled reliability and performance.
Due to the modular nature of the vehicle, it can be configured to suit a variety of operational roles and catering for various mission systems. This allows users to have a single fleet for a multitude of requirements whilst ensuring common logistic support and thereby lower the lifecycle cost.
The HAFEET range of 6x6 highly mobile platforms are available in both armoured and soft-skin variants and provide an optimal combination of payload, mobility, and protection designed to optimise payload capacity in the harshest environments whilst providing high levels of protection to enhance survivability for the crew. The vehicle can be integrated with a variety of mission and weapon systems.
Asymmetric warfare no longer affords defence forces the ability to have soft-skin logistic support vehicles behind the front-lines due to multiple attack fronts. The NIMR HAFEET 630A ensures the necessary front-line support can be affected whilst ensuring the safety of logistic personnel.
The HAFEET Class of 6x6 vehicles provides a multi-purpose platform for all military requirements at a GVM of 17,500 kg capacity 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.
NIMR Vehicles are designed to meet military standards, with their lifespan far exceeding that of militarised commercial vehicles, up-armoured vehicles or those based on commercial drivelines.
The JAIS Family of Vehicles brings together forty years of experience in protected optimized mobility. The JAIS is the next generation of MRAP, providing essential balance between firepower, survivability, but with mobility for modern, conventional and asymmetric operations. Crew survivability is centred around a battle-proven “crew citadel” protection system, protecting against mine, IED and ballistic threats. The JAIS vehicle architecture supports multiple mission variants and equipment options, such as a full motorised infantry section, with a manned turret or remote weapon system.
The vehicle also provides cost-effective solutions for recce, patrol, utility and specialist roles, such as the ambulance variant. The highly modular JAIS family of vehicles provide modern suspension and powertrain, high power to weight ratio and excellent situational awareness.
The modular design employed in both the 4x4 and 6x6 ensures that all aspects of maintenance, servicing and repairs can easily be undertaken even in-the-field. With up to 90% commonality with the larger 6x6, the logistics footprint to support a diverse fleet is reduced thereby lowering total cost of owner-shop.