Coinciding with Thai Defence & Safety 2022, Paramount Group, the worldwide aerospace and know-how firm, has introduced a partnership with the Defence Expertise Institute (DTI), Thailand’s defence analysis and growth (R&D) company, and native accomplice Jatunapas, certainly one of Thailand’s main defence and safety firms, to supply its superior Infantry Fight Car (ICV), the Mbombe 4, in Thailand. Following meeting of the Mbombe 4 inside Thailand, the following technology ICV is to bear car trials by the Thai Armed Forces and the nation’s Defence Expertise Institute (DTI), an company working underneath the oversight of the Thai Ministry of Protection. At a ceremony held at Defence and Safety 2022, the regionally assembled ‘D-Lion’ (the identify of the native variant) was formally handed over to Basic Chalermphon Srisawasdi, Chief of Defence Forces, Royal Thai Armed Forces by Director-Basic Choochart Buakhao of DTI, and witnessed by Basic Porpol Maneerin the Chairman of DTI and Mr. Thabang Makwetla, Deputy Minister of Defence and Navy Veterans of South Africa, Mr. Eric Ichikowitz, Senior Vice President of Paramount Group, and Mrs. Ploynapas Chaiyasree, CEO of Jatunapas Firm Restricted.

Eric Ichikowitz, Senior Vice President of Paramount Group said that, “Southeast Asia is primed for robust progress within the defence and safety {industry}, nevertheless the area has not been proof against the continued constraints on world provide chains among the many financial aftershocks of the COVID-19 pandemic. An indigenous protection manufacturing provide chain is uniquely essential to each the ASEAN economic system and Thailand’s nationwide safety, making certain readiness within the face of identified and unknown threats, whereas emboldening a sustainable lifecycle of high-skills financial progress within the course of. We’re privileged to accomplice with DTI and Jatunapas to bolster native manufacturing capabilities by way of the manufacturing of the formidable Mbombe 4. We’re trying ahead to constructing this partnership and that with the Thai authorities, from this milestone. With greater than 150 autos both being manufactured or on order for supply or deployment throughout Africa, Asia and all over the world.”


Mrs. Ploynapas Chaiyasree, CEO of Jatunapas Firm Restricted stated: “The D-Lion fight car which has been assembled in Thailand by way of the co-operation of DTI, Jatunapas and Paramount Group represents a first-of-its-kind on this degree of fight functionality. South Africa is globally acknowledged for its main competence on this car class, while Thailand has vital competence in car manufacturing. This challenge embodies the coverage of the Thai Authorities to advertise native manufacturing, on the highest degree, with a platform that represents essentially the most technologically superior fight functionality. It would present the Royal Thai Armed Forces with the flexibility to handle the ever difficult fight atmosphere. Paramount Group imagine in Thailand as an export producer as witnessed at this time with the hand-over of the primary Thai assembled platform.”

Paramount Group Mbombe 4 Infantry Fight Car

The Mbombe 4’s continued growth into the Asia-Pacific market and past emphasises the success of the Paramount Group-pioneered moveable manufacturing mannequin. The Mbombe 4 completes the extremely superior Mbombe household of fight autos which have been designed to straight handle the growing demand for excellent safety but versatility in standard and uneven warfare, counter terrorism, and peacekeeping missions alike. Manufactured with a definite clean-sheet design, whereas geared up with the newest applied sciences mission-critical to handle the challenges of the trendy battlefield, the Mbombe 4 gives excessive levels of each ballistic and mine safety (e.g., crew compartment STANAG 4569-Stage 3, blast safety STANAG 4569-Stage 4a & 4b, protections recognised underneath a NATO standardisation settlement that institutes world-leading benchmarks for occupant safety) alongside independently verified protections in opposition to a 50kg TNT aspect blast or roadside bomb.

The car’s newly examined and licensed add-on armour and light-weight shielding system developed by Paramount Group additional will increase the Mbombe 4’s safety to cowl all Stage 3 threats inside NATO STANAG 4569, in doing so, providing a few of the highest ranges of safety that may be achieved globally by an armoured car in its class. Regardless of such world-class protections, the 16 tonnes Mbombe 4 gives unimaginable versatility, a burst pace of 140km/hr, the flexibility in a position to scale gradients at a 60% incline and a fording depth of as much as 900mm, which could be executed with out preparation. The platform notably hosts industry-distinct flat ground mine protections and a rear-door ramp design which ensures the speedy deployment of the crew whereas the car is both static or on the transfer.The Mbombe 4 will also be geared up with varied weapon techniques and loaded with ammunition, crew, and provides.

Paramount Group is the African-based world aerospace and know-how firm, offering modern and totally built-in turnkey options for purchasers all over the world. Since its inception in 1994, Paramount has constructed robust relationships with governments and authorities companies in over 30 nations all over the world, incomes an enviable repute as a trusted advisor within the {industry}. The Group is a number one innovator within the design and growth of state-of-the-art merchandise that it manufactures in areas all through the world. It’s partnered with a few of the world’s largest and most respected organisations within the world aerospace and excessive tech group. The Paramount Group has the flexibility to grasp its consumer necessities and to make use of its distinctive information and expertise to design cost-effective, future-proof options. Consequently, Paramount has loved robust progress and achieved a superb monitor file of delivering profitable initiatives.