Land Warfare

Kazakhstan receives new Arlan vehicles

3rd December 2019 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Defense and Special Services division has received new 4x4 Arlan mine-protected armoured vehicles from Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE).

KPE, a joint venture between Paramount Group and Kazakhstan Engineering, is producing the Arlan in-country.

Arlan is designed to operate in extreme environments for missions including long-range border patrol or quick reaction force operations. The vehicle is a winterised variant of Paramount’s Marauder vehicle, with pre-ignition engine heating, and a temperature control system that can carry personnel safely and comfortably in temperatures as low as -50 degrees Celsius and summer temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius.

The vehicle has a modular design and double-skin monocoque, V-shaped hull structure, capable of withstanding the debris and dissipating energy of explosions while offering increased protection against mine blasts. The vehicle is further equipped with radiation, chemical and biological protection which can address the challenges of radiation dust spread, gas and/or biological attacks, along with filter-ventilation equipment able to purify the air inside the cabin for several hours.

With a maximum payload of 4,500kg, the Arlan can reach speeds of up to 120km per hour, while traveling up to a distance of 700km. The vehicle can ford at 1.2m while able to climb grades of 60% and side slopes of 35%.

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