Nigeria’s leading defense company and developer of innovative armoring solution, Proforce Defence Ltd has apparently netted a lucrative deal to supply MRAPs to Chad. The deal was signed after South Africa’s Denel failed to supply 40 Military Vehicles to Chad in an order signed in 2017. The Chadian Government paid R100 Million as a down payment for these vehicles. The total cost was between R230 Million and R250 Million.
Ade Ogundeyin, CEO of Proforce Defence Ltd disclosed during a recent media briefing that his company is in the process of delivering 100 Ara II MRAPs to the Chadian Government. This contract is considered a significant milestone by the Nigerian company because, MRAP development and export is known to be well in the purview of South Africa’s defense industry.
The Ara II MRAP can survive a blast of 12 kg under the hull. it has the capacity to carry up to 12 personnel plus equipment and can be configured into multiple variants including recovery, command and control, ambulance, field kitchen and reconnaissance. The vehicle can be armed with a 12.7 mm machinegun can be mounted on a 360-degree roof turret which can be open or fully enclosed.
Read the rest of this report from the African Military Blog here.