IAI's RAMTA division received orders from African customers for 100 RAM Mk3 light armored vehicles

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IAI RAMTA division received orders from African customers for 100 RAM Mk3 light armored vehicles
IAI’s RAMTA Division has received two follow-up orders from existing clients in Africa for a total of 100 latest model vehicles – the RAM Mk-3 light armored vehicle, reports today Israel Defense. The vehicles will be delivered to the clients by 2016.
     
IAI RAMTA division received orders from African customers for 100 RAM Mk3 light armored vehicles 640 001 IAI's RAMTA Division RAM Mk3 light armored vehicle
     
The manufacture of a RAM vehicle takes between 3 to 6 months. We can manufacture 10 to 20 vehicles per month. One should bear in mind that this is a niche market in a world of armored vehicles for infantry, so such a production capacity reflects a plant that works at an adequate pace,” says Hagai Shmuel, marketing manager of IAI’s RAMTA Division.

The RAM Mk3 light armored vehicle offers several levels of protection according to the NATO AEP-55 STANAG 4569 international standard. The basic model comes with protection level 1 and the client has the option of requesting IAI for higher levels. Car RAM based on a wheeled chassis 4×4. Equip the engine with air cooling of Deutz power to 189 hp at 2500 revolutions per minute, which proved to be highly reliable in continuous use in extreme field criteria. The specific capacity of the car is 26.7 hp per ton of weight. It all depends on the client’s needs. “We will provide an additional protection kit if the client wants it. We also offer statistical protection against RPG rockets,” explains Shmuel.

The RAM vehicle is intended for two primary markets – military and HLS organizations. The people at IAI say that their primary markets are Africa, Latin America and Asia. The RAM vehicle is used, among other things, in Special Forces and infantry operations, as an antitank vehicle, as an ambulance, et al. It can accommodate 8 troopers and in some configurations even more.

In the field of HLS it is intended for such uses as policing operations, border patrol, riot control and even UN peacekeeping operations. “Some of our vehicles come out of the plant in Israel with the color and insignia of the UN,” explains Shmuel. “The vehicle is purchased by countries that participate in UN peacekeeping forces around the world.”

(Source: Israle Defense)
     

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