This heavily-armored troop transport is highly resistant to small arms fire and explosives alike.
In 2019, the Nigerian army began investing in all-terrain MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles, to equip them in the fight against terrorism, particularly in the North-East of the country.
Locally manufactured, this type of vehicle enables entry into a range of theaters of operation, from urban areas through to rough terrain and cold or desert environments.
Carrying up to twelve people, they are first and foremost designed to withstand ambushes and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). As such, they are able to resist caliber fire from 7.62 mm to 12.7 mm, and, owing to their reinforced armored chassis, can withstand explosive devices and mines with an explosive yield of up to 12 kg of TNT. They can also be equipped with two mobile gun turrets and a long-range telescopic camera for reconnaissance missions.