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Great feat as Nigerian Army set to launch indigenous Mine Resistant Vehicle

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More ingenuity of the Nigerian Army are still coming as the Army is set to launch its first indigenous Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle designed and built by Command Engineering Depot. It is named ‘EZUGWU MRAP’

The indigenous military hardware was a success story due to the strategic collaboration with the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria.

A statement made available to Business Hilights by the Nigerian Army weekend, said “The 4×4 Armoured Vehicle is designed to carry out transportation in smooth and rough terrain. It has capability to assault with high volume of fire.”

“The primary armament includes a 12.7 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun and a 7.62 mm Light Machine Gun. It is good for counter-terrorism, maintenance of stability and also a perfect vehicle for urban warfare.

The statement signed by Col. Abdulrasheed Ahmed for Coordinator, Nigerian Army Operations Media, revealed that “The vehicle is characterized by good protection performance, strong cross-country capability, high reliability, easy maintenance, and can operate in severe cold as well as sweltering desert areas.”

It further averred that the ‘EZUGWU MRAP’ carries a crew of 12: commander, driver, two gunners and eight soldiers.

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