Denel offering firepower versions of its Casspir 2000
Denel Mechem is offering its latest generation Casspir 2000 mine-protected vehicle in a variety of firepower versions, such as mortar, anti-tank and anti-aircraft. The company said it is now able to produce a tailor-made Casspir according to the requirements of the client. Different modules are fitted onto the standard platform system and then modified according to client specifications. The new variants can serve as platforms for 81 mm mortar systems, anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons. The Plofadder mine-clearing system, developed by Rheinmetall Denel Munitions, can also be fitted onto the Casspir hull. “This significantly extends the range and versatility of the Casspir which can now be used as a reconnaissance vehicle, a troop carrier or as a fire-support vehicle equipped with mortars, anti-aircraft or anti-tank weaponry,” Mechem said. The General Manager of Mechem, Ashley Williams, said his company is responding to opportunities in defence markets where clients need a single platform with a number of variants to meet operational requirements. “Our clients can now use the same family of vehicles that offer superior levels of protection and mobility, but in different roles,” Williams said, creating spares and logistics savings. The conventional Casspir can be adapted to serve as a command-and-control vehicle, a field ambulance or a recovery vehicle. All variants are fitted with run-flat tyres and are available in 6X6 or 4X4 format and with a choice of manual or automatic transmission.