Uae’s NIMR to supply Turkmenistan with military vehicles

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Emirates Defence Industries Company unit announces first international contract

NIMR Automotive, a subsidiary of the UAE’s Emirates Defence Industries Company, on Monday announced its first international contract.

NIMR said it will export its vehicles outside of the MENA region through an agreement with the Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces of Turkmenistan.

The announcement was made ahead of the Defence and Security Exhibition 2017, being held in Bangkok, Thailand, where NIMR is exhibiting a range of its vehicles.

The agreement covers an initial order of NIMR’s AJBAN Long-range Special Operations Vehicles, state news agency WAM reported.

NIMR’s CEO, Dr Fahad Saif Harhara Al Yafei, said: “Our contract with Turkmenistan represents an important milestone for our company as it validates the quality and competitiveness of our vehicles in the global marketplace.”

Previously, a number of NIMR AJBAN 440A vehicles, provided to Turkmenistan through a government to government arrangement, underwent extensive trials before being operationally deployed in a border security role.

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