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NIMR looks to Europe

23rd February 2017 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Nimr armoured vehicles will be marketed, distributed, produced and supported by VOP CZ in the Visegrád countries under a strategic collaboration agreement announced by Nimr on 20 February.

The agreement covers Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary, with the vehicles also to be winterised for the market to maximise their performance in cold European weather conditions.

VOP CZ has already been working with Nimr for some time, manufacturing armoured cabins for the Ajban 440A for more than two years.

The Nimr Ajban 440A is a highly mobile 4x4 protected vehicle. The vehicle is to be presented to representatives of the Czech Ministry of Defence and the Czech armed forces at the end of February during an industry day event.

Fahad Saif Harhara, CEO of Nimr Automotive, said: 'This partnership will greatly enhance the company's growth opportunities in the European market, where defence spending is set to rise to support urgent requirements. This includes modernising existing military vehicle fleets to address today's complex threat environment.'

Nimr and VOP CZ currently project to produce over 1,000 vehicles in the next three to five years, with vehicles to be potentially produced locally at VOP's plant in the Czech Republic.

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