Ajban 440A is a highly mobile 4×4 protected patrol variant of the Ajban-class of 4×4 tactical vehicles designed and developed by NIMR Automotive, a military vehicles manufacturer based in the UAE. The Ajban 440A is an armored vehicle incorporating the latest technologies in ballistic and blast protection. Designed for the harshest environments, the vehicle offers exceptional off-road capability as well as unparalleled reliability and performance. Due to the modular nature of the vehicle, it can be configured to suit a variety of operational roles and catering for various mission systems. This allows users to have a single fleet for a multitude of requirements whilst ensuring common logistic support and thereby lower the lifecycle cost.
Ajban 440A is based on a 4×4 chassis, the AJBAN 440A armoured vehicle features a double crew cab and an open-top cargo compartment. It has a length of 5.6m and a wheelbase of 3.3m, while its height and width are 2.35m. With a gross weight of 10,750kg, the vehicle can carry mission payloads weighing up to 1,200kg. The armoured crew cabin can hold up to four personnel, including a driver and a commander. The personnel enter or leave the vehicle through two doors fitted on either side. A bullet-proof glass window is provided on each door to provide situational awareness and ballistic protection for crew members. The standard configuration of the vehicle is equipped with a self-recovery winch, a self-sealing protected fuel tank, and a battery management system. The AJBAN 440A tactical vehicle comes with advanced protection capabilities for defence against ballistic threats, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and mine blasts.
Driven by a 221kW diesel engine, the AJBAN 440A armoured protected vehicle can achieve a maximum speed of 110km/h and a cruising range of 700km when travelling at a speed of 100km/h. A six-speed automatic transmission system enables the engine to run at a rotational speed of 1,500rpm to develop a torque of 1,100nm. The tactical vehicle has the ability to climb grades of 60% and 0.4m-high steps. It can traverse through 1m-deep waters and has a kerb-to-kerb turning circle diameter of ±0.5m. Fitted with run-flat inserts and central tyre inflation systems, the vehicle offers superior mobility and reliability on off-road terrains in operating temperatures ranging from -19°C to 49°C. The vehicle is equipped with two circuit air-over hydraulic brakes, which are aimed to provide increased safety by controlling two wheels each.
NIMR vehicles are designed to meet military standards, with their lifespan far exceeding that of militarised commercial vehicles, up-armoured vehicles or those based on commercial drivelines. The evolving global threats mean operational users are required to seek industry leading platforms and technologies, and the Ajban 440A has proven itself in the most arduous environmental and combat theatres. The AJBAN 440A armoured vehicle features a remotely operated turret on a ring mount fitted to the roof of the crew cabin. The turret can be armed with a variety of weapons based on the mission requirements. The UAE Armed Forces plans to order 115 AJBAN 440A vehicles armed with anti-tank guided missiles. The vehicle’s capabilities were demonstrated to the Czech Republic Ministry of Defence in Vyskov in February. NIMR entered an agreement with VOP CZ in the same month to market, distribute and manufacture its vehicles, including AJBAN 440A to Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.