NIMR launches latest Armoured Logistics Vehicle at IDEX 2017

The NIMR HAFEET carrying a WEW 2.5m3 water tank is on display for the first time during IDEX on stand 05-A05.

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19th February 2017: NIMR Automotive, a subsidiary of the Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), has unveiled its latest vehicle platform, the HAFEET 620A at the the International Defense Exhibition and Conference 2017 in Abu Dhabi. A WEW 2.3m3 water tank with its own pumping and UV radiation module has been mounted to the armoured 6×6 utility and logistics vehicle.

The collaboration between NIMR and WEW/Thielmann demonstrates a highly mobile and flexible means of providing water for patrols operating in remote areas.  

Dr. Fahad Saif Harhara, CEO of NIMR Automotive, said: “Today’s threat environment no longer affords the ability to have soft-skin logistic support vehicles behind the front-lines due to multiple attack fronts.  The NIMR HAFEET 620A ensures critical front-line support is maintained whilst ensuring the safety of logistic personnel. Equally, the collaboration with WEW is a prime example of how we can customise our vehicles to address a wide range of operational requirements.”  

The HAFEET 620A is a highly mobile 6×6 protected vehicle which provides the essential combination of payload, mobility, and protection. It features a two-man cabin and a large cargo bed, designed to optimise payload capacity for the integration of various systems, such as the WEW 2.3m3 water tank. 

The stainless steel WEW tank can be fitted with a variety of pumping, preservation and chiller systems to provide cool water whenever required.  The WEW tank on display is a 10ft BiCon configuration utilising international standard locking bolts.   Similar systems are available for the transport of fuels allowing for resupply during extended operations. 

The HAFEET 6×6 is a multipurpose 15,000kg gross weight platform which can be configured in a variety of roles from utility to a fully protected patrol vehicle. In the utility role it has a payload of up to 5,000kg.  Common to all variants is auniversal 6×6 chassis for a common logistic footprint to minimise the training, maintenance and spare parts inventory.  All variants in the HAFEET Class can be supplied in both protected and unprotected versions, with the protected range fully certified to international standards.   

The vehicle fitted with the WEW water resupply system is on display on stand 05-A05 during IDEX 2017.

About NIMR

NIMR Automotive, a subsidiary of the Emirates Defence Industry Company (EDIC) delivers highly capable wheeled military vehicles that are designed for the harshest environments, across a diverse scope of mission requirements.

NIMR’s range of desert-proven 4×4 and 6×6 vehicles are available in armoured or non-armoured configurations, with modular configurable crew capacity and payload, where protection and mobility is the focus of our design activities.

Through engineering innovation, comprehensive testing and implementation of the highest standards in design and manufacturing NIMR provides exceptional vehicle reliability and best-in-class desert performance to ensure the protection of the vehicle crews that use them. 

About Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC)

EDIC is the region’s premier integrated national defence services and manufacturing platform, providing world-class facilities, technology and support services. Based in the UAE, the company brings together the combined capabilities of the UAE’s defence industries into a single integrated platform to enhance value for our clients, shareholders, partners and other stakeholders. 

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About WEW/Thielmann

WEW Container Systems GmbH provides specialist tank containers and swap tank solutions for transporting and storing liquids, gases and dry bulk. It engineers solutions from 2000l up to 50,000l.  WEW tank containers have approvals for transporting more than 1,800 hazardous liquids and toxic gases worldwide.  WEW serves the Oil and Gas, petrochem, logistics and defence markets with a range of bespoke designs. 

WEW is part of the Thielmann Group, which provides liquid container solutions from 100 litres up 50,000 litres.  It operates globally in the beverage, chemicals, coatings, food, pharma, automotive, defence, nuclear, oil and gas, and emergency services markets. 

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