|Manufacturer:||Emirates Defence Technology - EDT|
|Product type:||Armoured Vehicles|
|Name:||Wheeled armoured personnel carrier|
The Enigma 8x8, which will be displayed on the Emirates Defence Technology’s stand for the duration of IDEX-2015, provides high levels of protection, heavy weapons systems, amphibious capabilities, an unrivalled spacious interior that can accommodate 11 personnel, all without compromising the 28-ton vehicle’s mobility. The production of the Enigma will be at the EDT’s facility in Abu Dhabi, where it has already undertaken stringent tests ahead of its official introduction at IDEX. It will further support the UAE in developing an indigenous defence industry and enhance the EDT’s global reputation as a modern and progressive defence company.
Enigma is designed to be compatible with a variety of weapon systems, which makes the Armoured Modular Fighting Vehicle (AMFV) suitable to armed forces around the world.
The Enigma’s compatibility reflects the EDT’s defined strategy to partner with the world’s most renowned defence providers, which enables the EDT to provide the latest technologies and integration through knowledge sharing, product optimization and process improvement.
The launch of the Enigma further enhances the EDT’s strong portfolio of products and defence solutions, which includes the highly successful Nimr vehicles that are also produced in the UAE in partnership with Tawazun holding.
The prototype is displayed at IDEX was with a BMP-3, but other options will be available as well.
The vehicle has a 711-horsepower engine and Caterpillar CX31 transmission.