UAE-made NIMR Ajban 440A 4×4 light armoured vehicle seen in Sudan

As Sudanese interim military leaders are attempting to squash protests that only two months ago ousted dictator Omar al-Bashir after three decades in power. Hopes of a peaceful civilian transition of power seems far-fetched as, on June 3, Sudanese soldiers and paramilitary groups opened fire on a pro-democracy sit-in in Khartoum, the country's capital.

According to local media, dozens of people were killed and many more injured. During the assault on protesters, the United Arab Emirate designed NIMR Ajban 440A 4x4 light armoured vehicle was seen in Sudan. Activists claimed that they're operated by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

According to the manufacturer Nimr, the Ajban 440A 4x4 tactical armoured vehicle is designed with the latest technologies in the blast and ballistic protection. The vehicle offers high off-road performance and reliability.

As a result of its modular nature, the NIMR Ajban 440A 4x4 light armoured vehicle can be configured to undertake a variety of missions. The vehicle features Battery Management System, self-recovery winch, run-flat inserts, central tire inflation system and self-sealing fuel tank.

Sudanese Military Crackdown

In Sudan, al-Bashir was removed in a military coup after thousands of people took to the streets in protests against the high cost of living.

Demands for his al-Bashir removal was facilitated through the Transitional Military Council, which took over after Bashir's ousting, make way for a civilian-led interim body and hold elections.

The military council and opposition groups originally agreed on a three-year transition to democracy but talks broke down in May.

Patrick Kenyette

Freelance journalist and Photographer, and regular African Military Blog contributor