NIMR Automotive, Raytheon to integrate TALON rockets and anti-tank missiles onto UAE ground vehicle

NIMR Automotive and Raytheon Company (RTN: NYSE) are collaborating to equip NIMR armored vehicles with TALON Laser Guided Rockets (LGR) and tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided missiles. Using the Raytheon remote weapons station (RWS), each vehicle will carry 16 TALONs and two anti-tank missiles.

NIMR Automotive is a light-medium weight military vehicle manufacturer based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and part of the Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), an integrated national defence services and manufacturing platform. NIMR is showcasing its new 2015 line-up of armoured and softskin vehicles at the IDEX trade show in Abu Dhabi.

The RWS enables TALON to be fired from both stationary and moving vehicles, while an elevated sensor/designator enables TALON and TOW to be fired from concealed positions ensuring lethality and survivability for the ground vehicle.

“Integration onto the NIMR vehicle further demonstrates the versatility of TALON,” said Michelle Lohmeier, Raytheon vice president of Land Warfare Systems. “In partnership with EDIC, we provide affordable, near-term and reliable defence solutions.”

NIMR CEO, Dr Fahad Saif Harhara commented “The NIMR 6×6 tactical platform provides a range of modular system integration to support a full range of missions including armed reconnaissance, infrastructure defense, defensive fire suppression and border security. It can also support rapidly advancing infantry. The mobile and fixed firing modes enhance the vehicle’s effectiveness and provide a significant advantage over existing heavy artillery.”

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