Algerian National People’s Army acquires Navistar Defense MaxxPro MRAP

The Algeria National People’s Army’s (ANP’s) has acquired Navistar Defense MaxxPro mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles (MRAPs).

The acquisition was confirmed on 10 January through a video footage published on Twitter by the Algerian Ministry of National Defense.

The released footage shows the Navistar Defence Maxxpro MRAPs being used during a live fire exercise.

The Maxxpro MRAPs are service with the 116th regiment of the operational maneuvers RMO of the ANP. So far, it is not yet ascertained how many units the ANP purchases.

The MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) was designed by American company Navistar International’s subsidiary Navistar Defense along with the Israeli Plasan Sasa, a vehicle armouring company.

The MaxxPro MRAP is built to withstand ballistic arms fire, mine blasts, IEDs, and other emerging threats. Its V-shaped hull helps deflect blasts out and away from the crew and its armoring can be customized to meet any mission requirement.

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Darek Liam
Darek Liam is the North African editor for AMB, where he writes about the intersection of Technology and national security. He has been covering defense and national security issues for more than a decade, previously as African Union correspondent.

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