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AAD 2010: Mbombe brings a bang to AAD

20th September 2010 - 15:30 GMT | by Darren Lake in Cape Town

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South Africa's Paramount Group has unveiled its new Mbombe armoured fighting vehicle the day before the official opening of African Aerospace and Defence 2010.

The Mbombe is a 6x6 capable of carrying troops and three crew, including a gunner.

Speaking at the unveiling, Ivor Ichikowitz, executive chairman of the company, said that the vehicle had been named after a famed African warrior.

'We believe that with Mbombe, Paramount Group has developed a groundbreaking new vehicle that will take the international market by storm.'

He added that the vehicle 'can carry considerable loads without loss of mobility. The three axles give

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