31 October, 2022: This video from NP Aerospace shows the impressive off-road performance of the British Army’s re-engineered Mastiff and Ridgback heavy armoured vehicles, filmed during the Millbrook trials in 2020 before they were sent to Mali, Africa to support Operation Newcombe.
For the NP Aerospace-led Protected Mobility Engineering & Technical Support (PMETS) programme, Tyron is supplying wheel/tyre/runflat assemblies for the vehicles to support off-road mobility performance improvements, and enhance the safety of occupants. The wheel assemblies consist of Tyron’s All-Terrain Rubber Multi-Piece (ATR-MP) runflat and the new Michelin X Force ZL16.00r20 tyre, which has a new deep, open tread pattern and shoulders to maximise traction.
See for yourself what a difference the mobility improvements have made to these vehicles, extending their effective service life and helping to keep British troops safe on operations.
Video courtesy of NP Aerospace.