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Eurosatory 2018: Gaia Presents Two New Armoured Vehicles

THUNDER and AMIR armoured vehicles shown

Gaia Automotive Industries, a developer of state-of-the-art automotive defence products for complex applications, presents its THUNDER and AMIR armoured vehicles at the Israel Pavilion, on stand #712 in hall 6.

THUNDER is a multi-purpose 4×4 armoured vehicle that can carry up to 12 people and a payload of up to 1.8 tonnes. It is built on commercial Chassis such as F-550 Ford and its crew compartment offers Level II/III, STANAG 4569 protection. Optional add-ons include: fire-fighting systems in the engine and crew compartment; a night vision system; NBC filtration system, Remote Control Weapon Station (RCWS), gunner turret etc. As a personnel carrier, the various applications for THUNDER vehicles include police; logistics; peacekeeping; ambulances and more.

AMIR is a multi-purpose 4×4 or 6×6 mine-protected vehicle that can carry up to 12 people and a payload of up to three tonnes. It has independent suspension for tactical mobility. Optional add-ons include: manual one-man turret 12.7/20/25/40mm calibre remote control weapon station; 81/120mm mortar carrier; missile launcher/anti-tank missile launcher/anti-aircraft turret and more. Applications for AMIR include: reconnaissance; rapid intervention; personnel carrier for peacekeeping, ambulances, logistics and more. The AMIR can be bullet protected up to STANAG 4569 level 4 and up to 10kg TNT mine.

“Each of the THUNDER and AMIR vehicles offers a cost-effective solution with superior performance and protection relative to its price,” says Shlomi Shraga, Gaia Automotive’s CEO. “But more than that, what distinguishes our solutions is our ability to work with the customer to produce a vehicle that is tailored to their requirements. We are currently engaged in a number of vehicle assembly knowledge-transfer projects to customers in their own countries. Together with the client, we are working to establish assembly plants, creating jobs for locals and work for local subcontractors, allowing the client independence in managing the project, and reducing project costs by up to 25 percent. We are actively pursuing further such knowledge-transfer opportunities.”

Eurosatory 2018 is showcasing the future of innovation across the land forces sector and MONCh (Moench Online News Channel at www.monch.com) brings together key developments from the show. For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #06/2018, available at the show in hall 6, stand #D198.; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.


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