New-generation Casspir raises the standards for mine-protected vehicles
Denel Mechem, the company which designs and manufactures the durable vehicle Casspir, have upgraded the hull protection by using a higher quality of steel, increased its power, improved the accessibility for passengers and mounted it on a more versatile and reliable vehicle platform.
The Casspit is the vehicle of choice for demining or military operations and has been used from Afghanistan to Mozambique, by the United Nations, the SA National Defence Force, private security companies and police services around the globe. More than three decades after the first Casspir came off the production line in 1979 the New Generation 2000 will provide its end-users with new options and increased protection.
There are two versions of the Casspir NG 2000 – one mounted on a Mercedes Benz drive train and the 2000B using a Powerstar engine as platform. Both versions will feature an upgraded steel hull meeting the highest industry standards of protection.
Jack Geldenhuys, Mechem’s Manager for Vehicle Systems, says the new vehicle will also feature side doors for the driver and crew and an improved back door design for troops or passengers to enter and exit during operations.