EDGE introduces new protected Rabdan ambulance at WDS 2022

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The Rabdan ambulance unveiled on the first day of the World Defence Show held in Riyadh.

EDGE Group entity, AL JASOOR, the UAE’s armoured vehicle specialist, unveiled a new variant of its Rabdan 8×8 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) – the Rabdan ambulance – on the first day of the World Defense Show held in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The new configuration is uniquely designed to provide off-road mobility and mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP)-level protection to military medics on ambulatory missions in high-threat environments.

Dr Jasem Al Zaabi, Acting CEO, AL JASOOR, said, “The Rabdan ambulance vehicle combines best-in-class off-road mobility with a life-saving crew protection system for urgent medical care in landscapes that are too rugged for regular ambulances. Like the Rabdan 8×8, its innovative design protects passengers on operations in high-risk environments.

“Featuring high commonality with the Rabdan 8×8 platform, the ambulance variant drives down cost for our clients, meets modern warfare requirements, and optimises value for all operational requirements.” The Rabdan 8×8 ambulance provides urgent evacuation capabilities while shielding patients and medics with optimal protection against enemy fire, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and other battlefield threats. An impressive powerpack and military-grade driveline mean that this vehicle can keep up with forward formations, even in the harshest terrain.

Alongside a design that protects crew and patients from the deadliest threats, the Rabdan ambulance features an elevated roof and a large internal volume configured with extensive medical equipment. With room for medics to manoeuvre, the vehicle has a carrying capacity of up to nine personnel, including medics and patients.

AL JASOOR is part of the Platforms and Systems cluster at EDGE, an advanced technology company that ranks among the top 25 military suppliers in the world.

Homeland security solutions: EDGE Group entity, SIGN4L, a regional leader in the development of agile, adaptive and reliable electronic warfare and intelligence (EW&I) solutions, announced the launch of two new state-of-the-art homeland security systems at the World Defense Show (WDS).

SIGN4L introduced ActiveCell, a tactical cellular network analyser, and WiFinder, a sophisticated counter-terrorism product for homeland security and law enforcement agencies. The two cutting-edge solutions ensure the highest level of protection, situational awareness and information superiority in an increasingly complex environment. With governments increasingly considering border security as high priority, SIGN4L is well-positioned and equipped as a forefront partner.

Waleid Al Mesmari, Vice President of programme Management, Electronic Warfare & Intelligence, EDGE, said, “We are pleased to launch our latest advanced and integrated intelligence solutions to market. EDGE and SIGN4L are at the forefront of helping clients expand their options in a rapidly changing world by working with them to manage complex information, security and performance requirements. Our two new systems are prime examples of our capabilities and reflect our commitment to developing homegrown technologies and solutions that ensure the safety of our communities and personnel.” ActiveCell a full software-defined radio (SDR) modular smart cellular network monitoring and analysis system that offers detection, monitoring and location capabilities over 2G, 3G and 4G network technologies. The easy-to-operate model enables end-users to carry out forensic analysis of cellular networks in urban as well as rural environments. In addition, it can obtain network operator data from the mobile phone of a missing person, offering a critical advantage during search and rescue missions.

WiFinder is a cutting-edge situational awareness product that has been created in close cooperation with police units to create a powerful and easy-to-use solution for law enforcement agencies. The integrated solution provides a wide range of features that allow police and security services to covertly monitor communications, making it a significant tool in the fight against serious organised crime and terrorism.

SIGN4L is part of the Electronic Warfare & Intelligence cluster at EDGE, an advanced technology group for defence and beyond that ranks among the top 25 military suppliers in the world.

EDGE Group is also reinforcing its commitment to the strategically important Indian market with its participation in the 12th edition of DEFEXPO 2022, the Land, Naval and Homeland Security Systems Exhibition being held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, from 10th to 14th March. EDGE with it headquarters in the UAE, is one of the world’s leading advanced technology companies for defence and beyond. EDGE’s stand at DEFEXPO will display a broad portfolio of approximately 30 cutting-edge defence industry solutions and products provided by three of its entities – CARACAL, AL TARIQ, and HALCON – and spanning small arms, precision-guided munitions and precision-guided systems.




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