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 4×4 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 4×4 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 4×4 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.

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Patrick Kenyette

Freelance journalist and Photographer, and regular African Military Blog contributor