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Eland MK7

The Eland armoured car is combat proven in both the conventional and counter insurgency spheres of warfare. The Eland MK7 Diesel Turbo (DT) is derived from the Panhard model 61 AML and has been extensively modified (e.g. diesel conversion) by Reumech OMC for use in the very harsh African environment. A wide range of weapons and ammunition types enable commanders to exploit the vehicle's capabilities to the full in a variety of tactical tasks, be it armoured reconnaissance or in urban riot situations.

The Eland MK 7 DT is equipped with a four cylinder water cooled turbo charged diesel engine, a production commercial product requiring a minimum of logistic back up. The permanent 4x4 drive gives it exceptional mobility. It can carry either a 90 mm quick firing low pressure gun, or a 60 mm breech loading mortar as main weapons. Night vision equipment provides effective night time operations, and it is provided with an excellent telecommunications system.

Denel expanded the range of its recovery vehicles based on the well-known Casspir mine resistant system and is responding to keen interest shown by clients on the African continent. The latest addition to the Mechem vehicle line-up is the Casspir Eland a heavy duty recovery vehicle. The Eland is a 6X6 configuration based on the well-known Casspir NG2000 series a vehicle that has gained a global reputation for protection, power, manuverability and comfort for passengers and crew.

The Eland with its monocoque design is larger and heavier than the 4X4 wheel variant, the Casspir Gemsbok. Two of these recovery variants were ordered by the Angolan Defence Force in 2015. The General Manager of Mechem, Ashley Williams said there was considerable international interest in the Casspir series of vehicles and Denel concluded a long-term agreement to supply various mine-protected variants to an important international client.

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