The Nigerian Army has launched four mine-resistant anti-ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles, in a bid to confront the present security challenges faced in the country.
The commissioning ceremony was held on Thursday at the Nigerian Army Resource Center Asokoro, Abuja. In attendance were General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, the Chief of Defense Staff and Lt General TY Buratai, the Army Chief of Staff.
The mine-resistant anti-ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle launched by the Nigerian Army to tackle terrorism and insurgency
The unveiling of the armoured vehicles was done by General Olonisakin who was optimistic that the newly MRAP vehicles will go a long way in amplifying the capacity of the Nigerian Army to tackle insurgency and terrorism in Nigeria.
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General Buratai taking a look at the armoured vehicle
As reported by Naijauto, these MRAP vehicles are all made in Nigeria by a local company named Proforce Limited which is located at Ode-Remo, Ogun State.
Five more armoured vehicles are expected to be added to the four vehicles launched.
General Olonisakin and Lt General Buratai sitting inside the cabin of the newly procured armoured vehicle
Proforce Limited was founded in 2008. The Company’s CEO, Engr Ade Ogundeyin told reporters that their product lineups are world-class.
Here is a list of the products manufactured by the company:-
- Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) Armoured Tanks
- Tactical Armoured Vehicles (TAVs)
- Armoured Cash-in-Transit Vehicles (CITs)
- Armoured Saloons and Sedans
- Military Trucks
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV-Drones)
- Bulletproof Helmets and Vests
- Armoured Boats and Marine Vessels
- Infantry Combat Vehicles (ICV)
- Architectural Armouring
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