Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering unveils Barys 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicle at KADEX 10306163

 
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Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering unveils Barys 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicle at KADEX
Paramount Group the African-based global defence and aerospace company and Kazakhstan Enginneer unveil new generation of 8x8 Infantry Combat Vehicle named "Barys" at KADEX 2016, Kazakhstan defense exhibition in Astana. The new vehicle represents the pinnacle of land system technologies which is designed to meet the world-wide demand for sophisticated, but affordable military equipment that provides unrivalled protection for land forces personnel, in an era of unprecedented asymmetrical threats and conflict.
     
Paramount Group the African-based global defence and aerospace company and Kazakhstan Enginneer unveil new generation of 8x8 Infantry Combat Vehicle named "Barys" at KADEX 2016, Kazakhstan defense exhibition in Astana.
     
The Barys is the Kazakh name of the Mbombe 8 which is the latest variant of combat armoured vehicle from the Mbombe military vehicles family.

The Mbombe 8 is at the vanguard of armoured vehicle technologies and has been developed to meet the increasing demand for multi-role, high mobility and mine hardened platforms, and for the changing demands of the global battlefield. Paramount Innovation and Design (a Paramount Group Business) has been responsible for the development and production of a broad range of advanced armoured and mine protected vehicles that are in operation around the world.

The Founder and Executive Chairman of Paramount Group, Ivor Ichikowitz said: “This is a momentous occasion in the evolution of Paramount’s Group’s offering and we are very excited to develop this high speed, long-range and low profile 8x8 armoured combat vehicle. In less than a decade Paramount has designed, developed and industrialised an armoured vehicle nearly every two years, from a clean sheet design. Without exception we have built a reputation for pushing the boundaries and creating armoured vehicles that are groundbreaking in their design, protection levels and mobility.

Ben Jansen, CEO of Paramount’s armoured vehicle business said: “The development of Mbombe 8 has enabled Paramount Group to provide potential customers with a complete family of 4 x 4, 6 x 6 and 8 x 8 AFVs which share over 80% of common components to reduce through life costs and make for easier training and logistics. This commonality relates to both the driveline aggregates, as well as the fact that all three vehicles utilise a ‘conventional’ or ‘in-line’ automotive driveline configuration, positioning the powerpack at the front of the vehicle and along its centre line. This configuration results in far greater efficiency in terms of the transfer of power from the powerpack to the wheels, as the loss of power associated with a second transfer gearbox necessary for ‘unconventional’ drivelines, such as with side-engined vehicles, is eliminated.”

Ichikowitz added: “The Mbombe 8 is world-leading in its class, this is a product that we are very proud of. We pioneered mine-resistant flat floor technology which is central to the design of the new 8x8 platform. Another important feature is the driveline commonality across our family of vehicles, as is the case with the Marauder XT (4x4), Mbombe 6 (6x6) and Mbombe 8. This presents a unique opportunity for the global market, affording a prospective end-user of all three vehicles significant savings in the areas of maintenance and logistical support.”

The Mbombe 8 is based on the design of Paramount’s Mbombe 6 that employs an innovative new form of construction to give unprecedented levels of protection, while keeping profile to a minimum. The 8x8 also draws on the company’s experience of designing the highly effective and battle-tested Marauder and Matador mine-resistant vehicles.
     
Paramount Group the African-based global defence and aerospace company and Kazakhstan Enginneer unveil new generation of 8x8 Infantry Combat Vehicle named "Barys" at KADEX 2016, Kazakhstan defense exhibition in Astana.
     

At KADEX 2016, the Barys is fitted with a new turret marketed by the Russian Defense Company Uralvagonzavod, called AU-220M Bajkal.

The AU-220M Bajkal is remote controlled weapon station armed with BM-57 57mm automatic cannon, developed by CRI BUREVESTNIK and proposed by Uralvagonzavod. This canon is a modification of the Soviet 57 mm S-60 anti-aircraft gun.

This high caliber automatic cannon has an effective range of 6 km and fires at a rate of 120–140 rds/min. The turret traverses 360° across the azimuth and has an elevation range between -8° and +70°. A total 80–100 rounds are carried within the turret with an additional 100 stowed away. The 57 mm automatic cannon provides engagement of light armoured and soft targets, ATGM crews, and even aerial targets (UAVs, precision-guided munitions, aircraft and helicopters).

The Barys offers ballistic STANAG 4569 Level 3 which provides protection against firing of small arms 7.62×51mm AP (WC core) at 30 meters with 930 m/s and mine protection Level 4b STANAG 4569 that provides protection 10 kg of TNT under any wheel or track location and under the center of floor vehicle.

The Barys can carried a total of 11 military personnel including commander, driver and gunner. The vehicle has a total weight of 19,000 kg.

     
 

 

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