Francois Maltais, Director Sales, Cambli talks to Jane’s about their new Blackwolf Armoured vehicle.
The Black Wolf ha been developped by Cambli, taking into account the remarks and feeback of customers. The Black Wolf is a light and fast multimission armoured vehicle. The Black Wolf is the latest platform developped by Cambli Group. Cambli developped this new vehicle, taking into account the remarks and feeback of customers. The Black Wolf is a light and fast multimission armoured vehicle. It can be used for many types of missions: Intervention vehicle, SWAT, Special Forces, Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC),… This vehicle has already been sold to undisclosed customer and is currently on production.
Cambli wanted to design a light and compact vehicle. Sometimes armoured vehicle manufacturers encounter some issues due to the weight of their vehicles : braking and suspension problem, overloaded front axles,… It is the reason why Cambly focused on keeping the vehicle as light as possible. They used a lightweight high level ballistic steel to armour the vehicle. Unlike the Thunder 2 which is only offered in B7 and B7+, the BlackWolf can be armoured to level B6 or B7 or B7+.
The Black Wolf is based on the new Ford F-550 chassis. The Canadian company chose this chassis for its capacities and its robustness and because the front axle of the 2017 F-550 can support a weight of 3,400 kg (7,500 lbs). Choosing an OEM chassis also reduces the maintenance costs of the vehicle.