Nigerian Army ATV II to feature increased firepower, armour and advanced electronics

Following the successful combat debut of the Nigerian Army All-Terrain vehicle (ATV), the service began designing a newer and more potent version.

Since the start of the counter-terror efforts, the Nigerian Army has suffered some limited setbacks in the ongoing Counter Insurgency operations in the North East, partly due to the ineffectiveness of some Armoured Fighting Vehicles and other light skin vehicles imported from overseas.

Also, the presence of numerous types of combat vehicles in the Army’s inventory as well as on the front-lines has caused a serious challenge for logistics officers, technicians and armourers. The Nigerian Armed Forces’ ability to tackle internal and external challenges shows that much needs to be done to reposition the country as a whole towards self-sufficiency in the production of indigenous military equipment.

With this in mind, the Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai began a process of rehabilitating the inventory as well as promoting the development of indigenous tactical vehicle.

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Nigerian Army ATV II to feature increased firepower, armour and advanced electronics

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