Nigerian-made MRAP featured in AAD 2016

Proforce Limited, a Defence Company from Nigeria which specialises in design and manufacture of armoured vehicles (Tactical vehicles, SUVs and Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) exhibits for the first time at Africa Aerospace and Defence 2016.

Proforce booth at AAD 2016
Proforce booth at AAD 2016
The Proforce’s stand at AAD 2016 (Photo Army Recognition)

One of the latest project of Proforce is the ARA or THUNDER. It is a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle designed to provide ultimate protection for high degree threats. Combining an array of latest technology the ARA is a mission adaptive vehicle that provides superior crew protection and offensive ability.

The ARA is integrated with a fully independent suspension system. The ARA’s traction and small turning circle gives it superior manoeuvrability through tight areas. This capability combined with a powerful engine in four-wheel drive train provides the ARA MRAP to deal with extremely rough terrain effortlessly.

Nine Units has already been delivered to the Nigerian Army and has undergone extensive trials hence, it is currently deployed in the Northeast combat theater.

A variety of weapons including a 50 caliber machine gun can be mounted on the 360 roof turret. A wide range of optional extras available including electronic countermeasures, grenade launchers, C4IS systems, NBC protection systems.

image of Proforce Ara Mrap
Image of Proforce Ara Mrap
The Proforce ARA MRAP (Photo Proforce) 


Ekene Lionel

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