DCD Protected Mobility has launched new Oribi medium sized utility truck MTU at AAD 2014 1809141

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AAD 2014
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Africa Aerospace & Defence Exhibition

17 - 21 September 2014
Air Force Base Waterkloof, Centurion, South Africa
 
DCD Oribi at AAD 2014
 
 
Thursday, September 18, 2014 07:58 PM
 
DCD Protected Mobility has launched new Oribi medium sized utility truck MTU at AAD 2014.
At AAD 2014, the Africa Aerospace and Defense Exhibition, the South African Defense Company DCD Protected Mobility has launched new Oribi medium sized utility truck (MUT). DCD Protected Mobility is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of special purpose tactile wheeled vehicles.
     
At AAD 2014, the Africa Aerospace and Defense Exhibition, the South African Defense Company DCD Protected Mobility has launched new Oribi medium sized utility truck (MUT). DCD Protected Mobility is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of special purpose tactile wheeled vehicles.
DCD Oribi medium sized utility truck (MUT) at AAD 2014, Africa Aerospace and Defense near Pretoria, South Africa.
     

The Oribi – designed and manufactured as part of a joint venture between medium to heavy duty vehicle customisation expert Histomart and DCD Protected Mobility – boasts a perfect balance between off-road capability, on-road comfort and operational efficiency. AAD was selected as the ideal platform to launch the Oribi, as it is recognised the largest exhibition of air, sea and land capabilities on the African continent, and one of the world´s premier aerospace and defence events.

DCD Protected Mobility general manager Andrew Mears reveals that the Oribi offers a significant level of terrain clearance and an unrivalled ability to climb steep terrain. “It can operate on rails, tar roads and in severe off-road conditions. These features make the vehicle ideal for numerous industries; ranging from military and security, to agriculture, construction and mining.”

According to Histomart executive director Idah Mabaso, the Oribi is particularly well-suited to the harsh African terrain. “With a fully innovative cab structure, the Oribi is built on sheer strength, with the principle of driver and passenger protection from the ground up. The Oribi is mechanically advanced, highly robust, and is considerably more agile than common off-road vehicles,” she states.

     
     
The Oribi delivers a wide range of capabilities, thanks to its ability to carry a three-ton payload. It conquers various rough terrain with an impressive maximum summit angle of 35 degrees, a maximum surmountable slope of 45 degrees, a front approach angle of 48 degrees, a rear approach angle of 44 degrees and a maximum fording depth of 900 mm.

Mabaso reveals that the Oribi’s unrivalled versatility makes it the ideal solution to serve in the defence environment. “In addition to being the perfect troop carrier, the Oribi can also be configured into a pilot rescue vehicle, a logistic support vehicle, a command and control vehicle, a reconnaissance vehicle, a water and fuel bowser vehicle, as well as an armoured vehicle for multiple uses.”

What’s more, the Oribi is the ideal utility vehicle for every day municipal operations as a cargo vehicle, a field service vehicle to an ambulance, a fire fighting vehicle, or as a riot control vehicle. Commercially, it can be converted into a game viewing vehicle, a camper vehicle, a utility vehicle, as well as a leisure vehicle for towing a boat.
 

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