Paramount Land Programs, a subsidiary of Paramount Group, the worldwide aerospace and know-how firm, has introduced two orders totalling 50 autos for its newly unveiled, Maatla 4×4 Gentle Protected Automobile (LPV), through the African Aerospace and Defence Expo (AAD 2022) in Tshwane, South Africa. In coming into the Gentle Protected Automobile market with its new multi-role ‘Maatla’ (that means Energy in Setswana), Paramount Land Programs is assembly the rising demand for lighter weight and extra reasonably priced armoured autos, whereas providing superior capabilities and reconfigurability within the subject. Constructing on almost three a long time of equipping armed forces in Africa and world wide with essentially the most superior armoured autos, the most recent addition to Paramount’s household of protected autos is already in manufacturing for an African nation with probably the most difficult, rugged and distant environments for land forces to function in. The Maatla has been manufactured on a business car chassis which supplies class-leading reliability and confirmed functionality, whereas able to addressing all kinds of terrain for its nine-crew personnel.

Deon Grobler, CEO of Paramount Land Programs, said that: “Personnel security and soldier survivability within the subject are key priorities of the Paramount Group’s design and manufacturing philosophy. The Maatla is a multi-purpose car, providing wonderful cross-country efficiency and reliability. Designed to deal with a 2-tonne payload, the Maatla provides close to infinite-configurability by way of onboarding mission particular tools, weapons, and armour scalability.”


Eric Ichikowitz, Senior Vice President, Paramount Worldwide, said: “Our prospects can now take full benefit of three a long time of armoured car innovation, engineering excellence and market management, however in a lighter class car designed in response to altering buyer necessities. We’re very excited to supply border patrol, gendarmerie, police models and armed forces in Africa and world wide with best-in-class applied sciences and functionality. The car’s lighter weight and business elements finally allows better buyer affordability and quicker manufacturing charges.”

It additional options “Good Flooring” know-how, enabling the seating to be rapidly eliminated and the car to be configured as both an ambulance, command car or customisable for different mission necessities, akin to border patrol, navy assist, policing, or peacekeeping missions. Day/night time imaginative and prescient gadgets and further sensors will also be fitted to supply 24/7 operability. The Maatla supplies, at the least, ballistic and blast protections to STANAG 4569 Stage 1, and might shield in opposition to handguns and different small caliber ball rounds. It additionally supplies underbelly safety in opposition to M26 hand grenades or a blast equal. The Maatla can attain a street velocity of as much as 100 km/hr, with a cruising vary of as much as 600 km when touring at 80 km/hr, and a fording depth of as much as 750 mm with out preparation. The car is fitted with a 2-speed switch case and three differential locks, which permits it to cross nearly any impediment in tough terrain. The car might be operated in excessive environments, with temperatures starting from -10°C to + 55°C, with none preparation.

Paramount Group is the African-based international aerospace and know-how firm, offering revolutionary and totally built-in turnkey options for patrons world wide. Since its inception in 1994, Paramount has constructed sturdy relationships with governments and authorities businesses in over 30 nations world wide, incomes an enviable popularity as a trusted advisor within the business. The Group is a number one innovator within the design and improvement of state-of-the-art merchandise that it manufactures in areas all through the world. It’s partnered with a number of the world’s largest and most respected organisations within the international 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. In consequence, Paramount has loved sturdy development and achieved a superb monitor file of delivering profitable initiatives.