The Nigerian Army is set to launch its first indigenous Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, MRAP, vehicle designed and built by Command Engineering Depot in collaboration with the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria.It is named ‘EZUGWU MRAP’
The Army made this known on her official Facebook page, HQ Nigeria Army, on Friday, October 25, by Captain Abdulrasheed Ahmed for the coordinator, Nigerian Army Operations Media.
According to the Army, 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.
It said 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 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 carries a crew of 12; commander, driver, two gunners and eight soldiers.