Denel Vehicle Systems (DVS) has signed a contract with Nimr Automotive in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to produce N35 (previously RG35) armoured vehicles, it was announced on 9 November.

Denel said the contract is worth ZAR900 million (USD63 million) and will provide work for its two major divisions for the next 24 months.

IHS Jane’s has been told the contract covers the initial production of N35 vehicles in South Africa and further development of the 4×4 N35-4 and 6×6 N35-6 variants over the coming two years. The low-rate production order will be followed by localising the manufacturing process and supply chain in the UAE, with DVS providing technology transfer and support. […]