Further Enhances Protection While Maximising Agility
Paramount Group announced the development of add-on armour for the MBOMBE 4 IFV on 18 October, which results in some of the highest protection levels currently available for a vehicle in its class.
Developed specifically for local manufacturing within operating countries, in response to the increasing requirement from governments for the development of their own defence industrial capabilities, the MBOMBE 4 was launched in 2019. Meeting the demands of modern warfare, it has successfully completed extensive trials with multiple armed forces, securing orders from the United Arab Emirates and a partnership with India’s Bharat Forge for local production of the KALYANI variant for the Indian Army.
Already recognised as one of the best-protected armoured vehicles on the market, the newly-tested and certified add-on armour increases the MBOMBE 4’s protection to cover all Level 3 threats within NATO STANAG 4569. Designed for rapid field installation, the add-on armour provides a lightweight shielding system that adds the least possible weight to the vehicle while providing maximum security against multi-hit ballistic threats, artillery shell fragments, and close-proximity IED explosions, for example.
The MBOMBE 4 is the result of “decades of real-world battlefield experience and the company’s commitment to perpetual innovation,” explained Paramount Group Land Systems Executive Chairman, John Craig. “Providing next-generation survivability and mission efficiency is a cornerstone of our land systems division. We are dedicated to continually researching and developing highly-customised solutions to meeting the asymmetrical security challenges of 2021 and beyond. This is a mission imperative to our business and one that has ensured steady growth in our partnerships worldwide.” Paramount Group has a 27-year history of championing portable manufacturing and co-operation in establishing indigenous production capabilities, which fosters high-skills job creation and economic growth.
Key features of MBOMBE 4 include Paramount-pioneered flat-floor mine protection technologies and a distinct, rear-door ramp design, providing ease of access that ensures rapid deployment, whether the vehicle is static or on the move. The vehicle offers a unique commonality of components across the entire MBOMBE fleet of armoured vehicles, reducing costs associated with repairs and training. In short, the mine-resistant carrier is both affordable and adaptable over challenging terrains; the vehicle is equally well-suited to engage in counter-terrorism, border patrol, counter-insurgency, internal security and peacekeeping missions.