Yugoimports, the Serbian armoured vehicle company, has selected Tyron Runflats to supply all terrain, multipart rubber runflats for its latest 8×8 AFV, the Lazar.

Under the contract, Tyron is providing complete runflat assemblies for the first 12 vehicles being produced for an unnamed customer.

"Easy to fit, good ride quality and the ability to keep moving at speed and for longer distances in the event of sudden tyre deflation were all part of Yugoimports selection criteria," said Richard Glazebrook, Managing Director of Tyron Runflats Ltd.

The Tyron range of All Terrain Rubber Runflats (ATR) are designed to be fitted without special tools, even on the side of the road.

The ATR is not only a multi-piece unit but has also been ballistically tested, with emphasis on the connections to ensure that under severe ballistic attack the ATR cannot be compromised. Being made of rubber it absorbs far more energy than hard materials, from kerb strikes and IEDs. The rubber of the ATR is over-manufactured to ensure beadlock, keeping the tyre in position and giving a guaranteed high-level off road flat tyre performance, which is not possible with composite runflats.

With Tyron ATRs fitted, a vehicle can be driven evasively with all tyres shot out for a minimum of 50km.

The Lazar, manufactured by Yugoimports, is an 8×8 AFV designed to operate over a wide range of harsh terrains and in many different operational environments where mobility is one of the keys to survivability.

Tyron is exhibiting its range of ATRs in Hall 5, stand H 731 during Eurosatory 2016 between 13-17 June.