Paramount Group Unveils Marauder Mk 2 Armoured Mine-protected Vehicle
In a transfer that can set a brand new benchmark within the international armoured automobile market, Paramount Group, the worldwide aerospace and know-how enterprise, has revealed Marauder ‘Mark 2’, the brand new mannequin of its world-renowned armoured mine-protected automobile. Dubbed the ‘World’s Most Unstoppable Car’ by BBC’s Prime Gear, Paramount Group’s newest developments to the already-extremely rugged, versatile and extremely cell Marauder embody the introduction of a common hull, interchangeable dashboard modules and steering wheel elements. The Marauder Mark 2 boasts a number of recent options, providing important benefits on the battlefield and in asymmetrical warfare, enhancing crew functionality and automobile efficiency, whereas additionally bolstering manufacturing efficiencies, leading to elevated charges of manufacturing and deliveries to clients world wide. From the automobile’s inception, first launched on the Worldwide Defence Exhibition and Convention (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi in February 2007, Paramount Group has since equipped Marauders to its companions and sovereign governments world wide, together with Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Republic of Congo, Gabon, Malawi, Ghana, Nigeria, Mozambique and Singapore.
Whereas the Marauder might be configured as an armoured personnel provider (APC) or as an infantry fight automobile by means of the addition of applicable weapon methods, the ‘Mark 2’ upgrades within the Marauder’s driver interface will dynamically improve crew functionality and automobile efficiency throughout various missions corresponding to peacekeeping, border patrol, counter-insurgency or nationwide defence, these which might typically happen in rugged and distant theaters of operation. Operational with armed forces throughout Africa, Center East, Central Asia and South East Asia, these newest enhancements will allow the Marauder to be manufactured in both Left or Proper-Hand Drive configurations, from the identical hull and element units on the identical manufacturing line. The developments integrated throughout the ‘Mark 2’ version of the automobile will lead to quicker charges of manufacturing and deliveries to the corporate’s future clients worldwide.
Deon Grobler, CEO of Paramount Land Techniques said: “The Marauder is one in all world’s most iconic and hardest armoured autos, typically described as finest fitted to an apocalyptic atmosphere. We’re very pleased with its well-deserved status and our newest developments current important advantages to its efficiency, crew functionality and the client. Spectacular developments in man-machine interfaces typically go unnoticed, nevertheless the methods which we’ve integrated throughout the new Marauder ‘Mark 2’ have made nice strides in bettering ergonomics, consolation and performance. The enhancements within the Marauder’s operator interfaces will enhance usability when working in rugged circumstances, whereas on the identical time lowering driver and crew fatigue, making the platform extra comfy and user-friendly, maintaining troops protected and battle prepared.”
The Marauder Mark 2 affords class main mine and ballistic safety for its crew of two within the entrance cockpit, and as much as eight absolutely outfitted troopers within the rear. The automobile hosts an IED and mine-protected double-skinned monocoque hull, with important floor clearance, giving the Marauder distinctive off-road mobility and crew safety. The automobile is additional outfitted with specifically designed anti-blast seats, which forestall harm from the intense acceleration of a facet blast or mine blast beneath the hull. The Marauder can additional be airlifted (from, for instance, a C130 and Chinook) with little preparation. This may additional unlock the flexibility to transform Left-hand Drive variations of the Marauder to Proper-Hand Drive (and vice versa), in beneath two hours’ time, ought to operational wants (corresponding to peacekeeping deployments in overseas nations) require, making the Marauder highly-applicable to the asymmetrical challenges of the trendy battlefield, wherever on this planet that battlefield could reside. The multi-role Marauder options double-skin armour, confirmed and dependable drive strains, and a powerful burst velocity of 110 km/hr. It stays absolutely operational in excessive circumstances from – 20 to +50 Levels Celsius and might be deployed with effectivity for each long-range or fast response operations. Day/Evening imaginative and prescient gadgets and further sensors will also be fitted to supply 24/7 operability.
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