The NIMR II High Mobility Tactical Vehicle (HMTV) was developped and manufactured by a joint venture between Jordan's King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) and Bin Jabr Enterprises of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The original vehicles have been designed to meet the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces stringent requirements and are in series production. There are a number of the NIMR HMTV in production utilising both 4x4 and 6x6 technologies. These high mobility robust vehicles have been designed to ouperform other vehicles in their class providing greter power and load-carrying capability whilst being reliable and multi-mission capable. The Nimr II vehicle has been designed to carry out military, police and peacekeeping missions in the Middle East area thanks to a cooling system that allows the vehicle to withstand the desert climate with temperatures ranging from -25 to 55 Celsius. In February 2099, Libyan government has signed an agreement with Bin Jabr Group for 120 NIMRs. Bin Jabr Group will manufacture and deliver 120 NIMR 4x4 multimission combat platforms to the Libyan Armed Forces, according to local news. A Pro-Gadhafi Libyan Army NIMR II Armored Vehicle was seen in Zawiyah, March 17, 2011, during news of the national Libyan television, which confirms the delivery of NIMR II to the Libyan armed forces.
NIMR II vehicles serve as cargo/troop carrier, automatic weapon platform, ambulance, missile carrier, communication/shelter carriers amongst many other roles.
Various types of remote weapon stations and turrets incorporating 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine guns, 40mm automatic grenade launcher can be adapted to the NIMR II range of vehicles.
Special Composite Ceramic Armor system protects the vehicle against the most deadly weapon threats. The basic armour provides all-round protection against small arms at the Level 1 STANAG 4569 and mine protection 6 kg TNT under the wheels. The NIMR II structure is capable to receive an add-on ballistic protection kit which provides a mine protection Level 3a/2b, and ballistic protection STANAG 4569 Level 3 and 4.
The basic NIMR II uses a 4x4 chassis The NIMR II is powered by a Cummins ISBe 320 engines developing 320 HP of power and coupled coupled to a Allison MD 3060 6-speed automatic transmission. The NIMR II can run at a maximum speed road of 135 km/h with a cruise range of 800 km.
Optional equipment is available and includes a self-recovery winch, NBC kit, GPS, and supplemental armour for ballistic and blast protection. The cooling system with extra large radiators is specially designed for UAE worst weather conditions. All the drive and propeller shafts are with constant velocity joints providing the vehicle with vibration free ride at higher speeds on highways.