South Africa’s Bruisertech and Poland’s WB Group have collaborated to offer the Bruiser 212 armoured personnel carrier as the Combatmate on the export market.
The Bruiser 212-based Combatmate was displayed by the companies for the first time at the MSPO (International Defence Industry Exhibition) 2021 defence show in Poland last week.
Johnny Chabalala, Marketing Director at Bruisertech, told Army Recognition the Bruiser 212 is based on the earlier Bruiser 112, but features modifications such as increased armour protection, an upgraded engine and transmission, and weapon systems.
“The Combatmate is a combination of the South African vehicle Bruiser 212 and the system that is supplied by our Polish partners, WB Group. We design and manufacture the vehicle and we supplied the vehicle as is to the partners here in Poland…and then they went and integrated their systems. They integrated the remote control weapons system…and they also integrated a Warmate system, which is a small loitering munition,” Chabalala said.