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See The Nigerian Made Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Nigerian Army Is Launching - Photos


Charity they say begins from home, the Nigerian Army is set to unveil some locally manufactured Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle to the public. According to the press release by the Nigerian Army, the vehicle was designed and built by Command Engineering Depot in collaboration with the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria. It is named ‘EZUGWU MRAP’

The 4x4 Armoured Vehicle is designed to carry out transportation in smooth and rough terrain. It has the capability to assault with a high volume of fire.

The primary armament includes a 12.7 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun and a 7.62 mm Light Machine Gun. It is good for counter-terrorism, maintenance of stability and also a perfect vehicle for urban warfare.

The vehicle is characterized by good protection performance, strong cross-country capability, high reliability, easy maintenance, and can operate in the severe cold as well as sweltering desert areas.

It carries a crew of 12: commander, driver, two gunners, and eight soldiers.

What Is MRAP?

A Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) family of vehicles provides Soldiers with highly survivable multimission platforms capable of mitigating improvised explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades, explosively formed penetrators, underbody mines and small arms fire threats which produce the greatest number of casualties in Overseas Contingency Operations.

The Army MRAP enduring fleet is comprised of two primary vehicle platforms, the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) and the MaxxPro Family of Vehicles. This versatile family of vehicles performs the mission roles of Armored Personnel Carrier, Weapons Carrier, Convoy Protection Platform, Key Leader Vehicle, Command Post and Armored Ambulance.

BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER

MRAP provides light forces with protected mobility and mounted firepower to perform Wide Area Security while countering threats employing asymmetric tactics. They provide a rapid motorization capability for Brigade Combat Teams as the mission transitions from decisive operations to stability or perform rear-area security during decisive operations.
These are images of the MRAP that the Army put on display







2 comments:

  1. Enter your comment...that is a very good development more grease to ur elbows up Nigerian army

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  2. Diz is good development
    For de country

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