The UAE-based defense group LEDGE entity NIMR, a leading manufacturer of combat-proven wheeled military vehicles, launched an upgraded version of its Long Range Security Operations Vehicles (LRSOV) during IDEX 2023, the International Defence Exhibition and Conference that was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The upgraded LRSOV features a high-strength rollover protection system, front and rear underslung capability, adaptive roof ring mounting, and a removable and foldable roof structure for ease of transportation. Delivering exceptional off-road performance, the LRSOV is especially suited to long-range reconnaissance missions typically undertaken by Special Forces.
Following the delivery of 1 ‘golden unit’ vehicle which performed exceptionally well during multiple trials and tests, NIMR signed a follow-on contract with the leading armored vehicles manufacturer to build and deliver 10 LRSOVs by the end of 2023.
Abri du Plessis, CEO of NIMR, said: “As we continue to modernize our full range of vehicles to meet evolving operational requirements, we are delighted to showcase our LRSOV at IDEX 2023. Signing this deal with our long-standing partners in Algeria demonstrates not only the quality and performance of our new LRSOV, but also EDGE and NIMR’s commitment to increasing national exports in line with the UAE Leadership’s directive. Our upgraded LRSOV is light, powerful, and mobile for traversing all terrains, and we are confident that it will fulfill the Algerian Land Forces’ operational requirements and strengthen their defense capabilities.”
The NIMR AJBAN Long Range Special Operations Vehicle (LRSOV) is an open-top 4×4 long-range reconnaissance vehicle designed for use by Special Forces. Light and powerful, capable of accessing all terrains in addition to being helicopter transportable, the vehicle can be customized to accommodate a range of user-specified equipment.
The AJBAN LRSOV is based on NIMR’s multi-purpose platform, developed to meet various military requirements from utility vehicles to fully protected tactical vehicles. The LRSOV seats 4 crew with an optional 5th seat, providing all-around situational awareness and self-defense from a high-mounted heavy machine gun ring and gun mounts at all crew positions. The vehicle can optionally be fitted with ballistic and blast protection.
The modular configuration of the vehicles allows for multi-mission variants to suit the user requirements, with NIMR developing bespoke configurations from base vehicle architecture if required.