IHS Jane’s 360 – IDEX 2017: UAE selects Rabdan 8×8 IFV

The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) military announced during the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi that it had ordered 400 8×8 vehicles from the local company Al-Jasoor, a joint venture between the Emirati company Heavy Vehicles industries (HVI) and the Turkish armoured vehicle manufacturer Otokar Land systems.

HVI is a subsidiary of Tawazun Holdings, an Emirati industrial development organisation.

Tawazun said in a statement that “the decision to purchase the vehicles was made following a thorough commercial/technical evaluation by Tawazun, the vehicle underwent an array of successful extensive all-terrain tests in the UAE.”

The Rabdan 8×8 vehicle that was displayed on the Tawazun stand at IDEX is a development of the Otokar Arma 8×8 fitted with the turret from a BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV). (…)

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