Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. 24/7 Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



MILTECH
Paramount unveils next-gen infantry combat vehicle
by Geoff Ziezulewicz
Astana, Kazakhstan (UPI) Jun 3, 2016


disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

Paramount Group on Thursday revealed its next-generation Mbombe 8 infantry combat vehicle, a system the company says represents sophisticated, affordable land system technologies.

The 8x8 vehicle debuted at the Kazakhstan Defense Expo, the company said.

It is based on the Mbombe 6 design, which employs a new form of construction offering high levels of protection while keeping profile to a minimum, Paramount said.

The 28-ton gross weight vehicle features a 9-ton payload, which covers the weapon system, ammunition, crew and supplies.

It is powered by a six-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, with a max speed of 66 mph.

The vehicle also features STANAG 4569 Level 3+ ballistic protection and STANAG 4569 Level 4a and 4b blast protection.

A range of weapons and turrets can be integrated onto the vehicle while featuring a large internal volume due to the powerpack's position, Paramount said.

The first advanced Mbombe 8 is slated to begin mobility trials soon, and production will be done in South Africa or Kazakhstan.

Mbombe 8's coming-out party follows a May announcement that the company commenced Mbombe 6 production in Jordan as part of a partnership between the company and the Jordanian defense industry, Paramount said.

Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

.


Related Links
The latest in Military Technology for the 21st century at SpaceWar.com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
MILTECH
Fiat Chrysler discussing Romanian Jeep production
Bucharest, Romania (UPI) Jun 1, 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is in talks to partner with a Romanian arms company to manufacture Jeep J8 4x4 military vehicles, the AGERPRES news agency reported. Company representatives met May 24 with officials from the Bucharest Mechanical Plant, a facility that is a subsidiary of the state-owned Romarm. Basing Jeep production at the plant would offer a local boost, as the plant's ... read more


MILTECH
Russian Firm Develops Project of Reusable Spacecraft for Lunar Missions

SwRI scientists discover fresh lunar craters

NASA research gives new insights into how the Moon got inked

First rocket made ready for launch at Vostochny spaceport

MILTECH
Opportunity investigating soil exposed by rover wheel

Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 11 years

SwRI scientists discover evidence of ice age at Martian north pole

Mars Webcam goes pro

MILTECH
Fun LoL to Teach Machines How to Learn More Efficiently

International Partners Provide Science Satellites for first SLS mission

'Metabolomics: You Are What You Eat' video

ISS Astronauts Enjoy Dish Cooked Up by Students from Hampton, Virginia

MILTECH
NASA Chief: Congress Should Revise US-China Space Cooperation Law

Bolivia takes over operations of Chinese-built satellite

China mulls teaming up with foreign agencies to explore Moon

China's new launch center prepares for maiden mission

MILTECH
NASA inflates spare room in space

NASA to try again to inflate spare room in space

Temporary space station habitat fails to inflate

International Space Cooperation Strongest in Times of Political Crises

MILTECH
United Launch Alliance gets $138 million Atlas V contract

SpaceX makes fourth successful rocket landing

Arianespace to supply payload dispenser systems for OneWeb constellation

UK's First Spaceport Could Be Beside the Sea

MILTECH
Astronomers find giant planet around very young star

Planet 1,200 Light-Years Away Is Good Prospect for a Habitable World

Kepler-223 System Offers Clues to Planetary Migration

Star Has Four Mini-Neptunes Orbiting in Lock Step

MILTECH
3-D printing of patterned membranes opens door to rapid advances in membrane technology

Microsoft wants Windows to open into mixed reality

Automating DNA origami opens door to many new uses

Compound switches between liquid and solid states when exposed to light or heat




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement