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UAE becomes home to manufacturing armoured personnel vehicles
UAE has added another feather to its cap by manufacturing a fully electric-tracked vehicle – Storm – apart from three new vehicles.
Canadian-based Streit Group, headquartered in the UAE, produces a wide range of armoured personnel carriers, MRAPs, cash-in-transit, luxury, bespoke luxury, and security vehicles as well as armoured boats which are designed to provide effective protection in high-risk situations.
Four vehicles were unveiled by actor and Streit Group’s Brand Ambassador Steven Seagal at International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) taking place in Abu Dhabi.
Dhabi (pictured above) combines the best technology from around the world and was specially designed for the needs of the UAE Armed Forces and their efforts to achieve and maintain stability in the region. Its V-shaped hull helps to deflect blast waves and debris away from the crew compartment. The lifted body and increased ground clearance enhance its protection against mines.
“This step is a huge step for the company and we are proud to have achieved this milestone”, Guerman Goutorov, Streit Group’s Chairman, said.
At the ceremony, mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle (MRAP) – Dhabi, mounted infantry troop carrier and ground support vehicle – NISR, and a cost-effective MRAP – Condor was also unveiled.
Seagal was impressed not just by the capabilities of Storm but also by its design.
“The design of the Storm looks like a crossover between a Lamborghini and a Stealth fighter, and is definitely one of the head turners at IDEX 2021”.
NISR (pictured above) is designed as a mounted infantry troop carrier and ground support vehicle for dismounted troops. It can be easily configured as a command-and-control vehicle, medical evacuation platform, or as a forward observation platform (FOO). The NISR offers occupants blast protection to STANAG Level IV. It features a V-shaped monocoque armoured hull design, as well as floating seats, offering advanced protection to the 10-man crew.
“I believe in Streit’s mission to save lives around the world and am honoured to unveil these vehicles which will contribute to achieving that goal.”
Goutorov said that Dhabi combines the best technology from around the world and was specially designed for the needs of the UAE Armed Forces and their efforts to achieve and maintain stability in the region.
“Our engineers spent the last two years developing the NISR, using the latest technology from across the globe,” he said.
Streit now has offices across the globe as well as six production plants out of which thousands of vehicles are manufactures each year.